Antarctic Fish Feature Antifreeze-like Proteins

September 23, 2014 11:38 PM

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Antarctic Fish Feature Antifreeze-like Proteins

Researchers have found special protein in Antarctic Fish which functions like antifreeze. The fish in the region has been found with small ice crystals. Antarctic notothenioid fish species have ice in their veins.

The protein does not allow the ice crystals to grow in size. And, research team found that the protein also does not allow the ice crystals to melt. Notothenioid fish species lives in extremely cold environment. The species lives in water with temperature ranging from 4 degrees Celsius to minus 1.9 ...

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