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Milk Composition and Synthesis
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This extensive module will introduce you to some of milk's properties, the components of milk, and how each component is synthesized in the mammary cells. Be sure to thoroughly investigate each of the sections in the module.

Milk Composition and Characteristics

  • Views of milk components
  • Major milk components
  • Complex fluid
  • In this module
Milk Properties:
Diversity of Composition:

Milk Components

  • The major carbohydrate
  • Lactase
  • Other carbohydrates

Lactose Synthesis
Milk Fat
  • Triglycerides
  • Fat globule
  • Homogenization

Milk Fat Synthesis
Milk Protein
  • Milk Proteins
  • Casein micelle
  • Whey proteins
  • Rennin & curds
  • Study questions

Protein Synthesis

Other Milk Components

Review - Cell Biology

Study Questions

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Milk Composition and Synthesis

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