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Nov
7
comment Fish “coming back to life” after being frozen
Off-topic, I would ask you to take a gander at this little article foxnews.com/scitech/2012/02/21/… The article does not mention how the flower was resurrected though ...
Nov
5
comment What difference does it make in the organism's physiology/metabolism whether oxygen binds reversibly or not?
Curious: If haemocyanin were to replace haemoglobin in a human body, would the person survive?
Nov
5
revised What difference does it make in the organism's physiology/metabolism whether oxygen binds reversibly or not?
Clarified to indicate question is not merely about the icefish.
Nov
5
comment What difference does it make in the organism's physiology/metabolism whether oxygen binds reversibly or not?
@AlanBoyd: The answer in the linked question indicates that species the binding is not reversible in Icefish; perhaps other species too. I'm curious about the nature of oxygen binding (reversible or otherwise) does it improve the ability of blood to deliver oxygen/nutrients and in turn what effect that has on the organism's physiology. Could it have evolved to enable the creature to survive adverse environment - as in the case of ice-fish?
Nov
4
asked How does one maintain balance sleepwalking?
Nov
4
comment Is there any biological reason that professional swimming is dominated by white people?
@shigeta: +1 for acculturation
Nov
4
asked What difference does it make in the organism's physiology/metabolism whether oxygen binds reversibly or not?
Nov
4
accepted How does hemoglobin-free blood transport oxygen?
Nov
3
asked How does hemoglobin-free blood transport oxygen?
Nov
1
asked What marine animals exhibit deep hibernation/aestivation?
Nov
1
comment Can Bioluminescence drive photosynthesis?
@shigeta: (+: I did expect it to be unbalanced. Off-topic, the depth of these inter/co-dependent networks in nature make one revere that nature developed so. Imagine the number of broken branches of evolution & mutation that must have occurred to develop to our present day ....
Nov
1
accepted Can Bioluminescence drive photosynthesis?
Oct
31
comment Can Bioluminescence drive photosynthesis?
Don't laugh. I forgot why I didn't want to expose the algae to sunlight ... To answer the second question - burn it!
Oct
31
asked Can Bioluminescence drive photosynthesis?
Oct
23
comment What does self-preservation stem from?
I would argue procreation is a side-effect ...
Oct
23
comment What does self-preservation stem from?
Saving one's own life by avoiding starvation/discomfort(extremes of temperatures for instance)
Oct
22
asked What does self-preservation stem from?
Oct
20
asked What makes an animal/species suitable for domestication/training?
Oct
20
accepted What is the known maximum ranging distance of a bat's sonar?
Oct
19
accepted Why does high-voltage mostly shock a person, and even small current kill?