How animals in the hydrothermal vent can live with the high temperature.

Paul F. Dietz dietz at
Wed Mar 27 20:33:19 EST 2002

Jonathan Silverlight wrote:

> I'm fairly sure you can't simply "correct" in that way. Heat proteins to
> 400C and they will melt, or at least denature, whatever the pressure.

Hell, individual amino acids won't survive a minute at that temperature.


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