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Iron-52

Iron-52

a radioactive iron isotope; a cyclotron-produced positron emitter with a half-life of 8.28 hr, used to study iron metabolism.


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Re: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... a wet cavern on Mars which has a bacterial colony growing in it. This colony has evolved to form a kind of collective intelligence. They consume iron. For the purposes of story telling, I made them bioluminescent. I further made their collective intelligence an adaptation of bioluminescent communication, ...

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:16 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
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Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help

... a wet cavern on Mars which has a bacterial colony growing in it. This colony has evolved to form a kind of collective intelligence. They consume iron. For the purposes of story telling, I made them bioluminescent. I further made their collective intelligence an adaptation of bioluminescent communication, ...

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by MOrenda
Wed Aug 20, 2014 6:45 am
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Science vs. Science Fiction, non-scientist needs help
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Re: The most boring tasks in Biology

... on a fluorescent microscope was boring. I was measuring the change in photosynthetic characteristics after changes in illumination at different iron concentrations. This involved lots of time points where I needed the cell density in the culture, so I spent many many sessions over a period of ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Aug 15, 2014 3:32 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The most boring tasks in Biology
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Views: 961

Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)

... of them are usable by plants. Potassium Nitrate Boron Nitrite Calcium Phosphate Magnesium Powder Ammonium Phosphate Magnesium Phosphate Zinc Oxide Iron Chelate and Copper Chelate I also found a source for bulk chelated metal powder once I can afford it: Copper Iron Zinc Boron Manganese Magnesium ...

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by Sophiahotep
Thu Nov 14, 2013 9:29 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Agriculture and Microbiology come together (Research Prjct)
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Extended sleeping

... sun can cause depression or bad mood, but not likely vitamin D deficiency. Diet-related causes of fatigue include low blood levels of potassium, iron and proteins, for example, but you would really need to have poor diet to come to this; I mean days with almost no food.

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by boron
Sat Nov 09, 2013 4:08 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Extended sleeping
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