Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing…and melting | Science Codex

September 23, 2014 6:18 AM

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Antifreeze proteins in Antarctic fishes prevent freezing…and melting | Science Codex

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Antarctic fishes that manufacture their own "antifreeze" proteins to survive in the icy Southern Ocean also suffer an unfortunate side effect, researchers report: The protein-bound ice crystals that accumulate inside their bodies resist melting even when temperatures warm.

The finding is reported in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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