Tag: "antifreeze" at biology news
Ground spider diversity studied in research project
...aps ?made of plastic cups, funnels and animal-safe antifreeze
?to collect the spiders. A variety of sites ?including upland woods, post oak woodlands and an area disturbed by a high level of human activity ?were chosen. The collected samples are being identified and placed in the Texas A&M Insect Collecti...
Researchers discover which organs in Antarctic fish produce antifreeze
...y of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign first documented antifreeze
glycoproteins (AFGPs) in Antarctic notothenioid fi... are produced. "Ever since the discovery of these antifreeze
proteins, it was assumed they had to be produced in the liver, since the vertebrate liver is well kn...
Evolutionary scrap-heap challenge: Antifreeze fish make sense out of junk DNA
...-coding or 'junk' DNA. Since the creation of these antifreeze
proteins is directly driven by polar glaciation, b...volved to avoid freezing to death by using special antifreeze
proteins that work by binding to ice crystals to prevent the crystals growing larger and causing pro...
Thin tough skin, slow-growing gills protect larval Antarctic fish
... fish whose adults thrive in icy waters because of antifreeze
proteins (AFPs) in their blood. Such adaptations ...nd and Terra Nova Bay surprisingly lack sufficient antifreeze
to protect them through their first three months of life. The unexpected discovery, reported online...
New antifreeze protein found in fleas may allow longer storage of transplant organs
A new antifreeze
protein discovered in tiny snow fleas by Queen's U...e a longer preservation period." The hyperactive antifreeze
protein produced by snow fleas is different from two other insect proteins discovered earlier at Que...