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

Davin C. Enigl enigl at aol.com
Fri Mar 29 15:58:54 EST 2002


On Wed, 27 Mar 2002 19:33:19 -0600, "Paul F. Dietz"
<dietz at interaccess.com> wrote:

>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.
>
>	Paul

Yet, I read prions survive 1000C for 1 hour, and higher temperatures
that would normaly "ash" naked amino acids.  Does anyone know the
maximum time-tempertaure (or the F sub-zero or D-value or z-value)
prions will survive denaturization?




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