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Elastic

susceptible of resisting and recovering from stretching, compression or distortion applied by a force.

Origin: L. Elasticus


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... a concept where the individual viruses would group up and attach via their tail fibers in order to change their density from gelatinous to a more elastic substance that mimics muscle tissue...which I'm not even sure is possible. Basically, on the micro scale you would have each individual virus ...

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by Tenebrae
Wed Nov 26, 2014 9:13 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
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Views: 1556

Virus Questions [Science Fiction]

... structure can be explained through a virus that has a shape capable of assembling with others into a myriad of different shapes to form more elastic structures that mimic muscle tissue...but I'm unsure. Either way, if a fluid system of viruses being able to possess a communal consciousness ...

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by Tenebrae
Tue Nov 25, 2014 4:43 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
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Views: 1556

Re: Elastic cytoplasm film.

It sounds like a black lipid membrane system is the sort of system you are looking for. However, the membranes are fairly unstable, so I doubt you could set one up that would last for months. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Model_lipid_bilayer

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by jonmoulton
Wed May 07, 2014 6:06 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elastic cytoplasm film.
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Views: 3827

Re: Elastic cytoplasm film.

... Thank you for the answer! Indeed, a membrane is a better word for what I am looking for, English isn't my native tongue. The membrane should be elastic, but it would be fine if this membrane pops now and then (an average of 2 months lifespan would be great!) I'm somewhat a leek in biology so ...

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by efteling7
Sat Apr 12, 2014 12:56 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elastic cytoplasm film.
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Re: Elastic cytoplasm film.

I don't know what a "cytoplasm film" would be. A black membrane system comes to mind, in which a planar phospholipid bilayer is formed by painting the phospholipids across a small aperture in a rigid sheet separating two chambers containing aqueous solutions. Such a system cannot withstand...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Apr 11, 2014 2:36 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Elastic cytoplasm film.
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