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Oct 01 2012

Mary’s Monday Metazoan: It’s the non-transparent bits that are rather gross

(via ECOMAR)

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  1. 1
    Nepenthe

    Yeah, well your face is gross!

    /12-year-old

  2. 2
    Rev. BigDumbChimp

    nice sausage

  3. 3
    A. R

    Is there no end to the wonder of metazoans?

  4. 4
    Dick the Damned

    That banana seems to be hosting some kind of parasite. It’s not something that will metamorphose into a clone of Kirk Cameron, is it?

  5. 5
    Ogvorbis: Still failing at being human.

    Hmm. I think your prophylactic may be a couple of sizes too large.

  6. 6
    A. R

    OK, let’s just get this over with people:

    CONDOM IN SPACE!!!!!

  7. 7
    SuckPoppet

    CONDOM IN SPACE!!!!!

    1. CONDOM IN SPACE!!!!!
    2. ???
    3. Therefore GOD !!11!!111!

  8. 8
    john

    Somebody done fucked up there pickle recipe….

  9. 9
    john

    On a serious note, what gives the cells color the lipid bilayer? I am red, green color blind so please keep that in mind and How can I tell what is colored for what reason? In my Bio 111 Intro to bio-chem Book “Campell*Reece*Urry*Cain*Wasserman*Jackson”

  10. 10
    David Marjanović

    what gives the cells color[,] the lipid bilayer?

    Nope.

    1) Cytochromes (literally “cell colors/dyes”). Those occur in the membranes of mitochondria. The more mitochondria a tissue has, the darker it is. That’s the difference between white meat and dark meat.

    2) Chlorophyll in the case of plants. Occurs in the internal membranes of chloroplasts.

    3) Melanin and a few other, less widespread pigments.

    4) Arthropod cuticles, scales and feathers can iridesce depending on their microscopic structure.

  11. 11
    john

    Thanks!
    Please forgive my cheap internet that loves to quit on me. I was thinking of Proteomics as in all the in’s and outs a cell has does this not influence the color as well? It is the first thing one would see the light reflected off of is it not?

  12. 12
    john

    Or is this where the bugs and such see in the Ultraviolet, who gives a fuck what humans can see given our short spat on the earths timeline?

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