Protein Ideas

Hello! Currently I’m looking at antifreeze proteins, also known as ice structuring proteins, which permit the survival of certain organisms, namely fish, plants, insects, and microorganisms, in subzero environments. I’m very interested in extremophiles and their abilities to survive in environments once thought to be uninhabitable, so I’ll be looking more into the AFPs at work in the microorganisms living in sea ice. These proteins bind to small ice crystals to inhibit growth and crystallization, so I think I may be able to work with that from an artistic standpoint.

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