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Ultraviolet Light UV

A type of light which has a higher wavelength to that of visible light. UV light has been found to have mutagenic properties.


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receiving electromagnetism

I know that, in addition to our eyes, which can process visible light, there are some bird eyes that can process the smaller, ultraviolet waves (because of an extra pigment molecule, I think). In contrast, it seems unlikely ...

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by wildfunguy
Sat Sep 29, 2012 10:46 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: receiving electromagnetism
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Evolution and environment question--breathing, etc

With less ultraviolet light maybe it could be advantageous to lose pigments in our skin cells. That is something that can be genetically ...

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by OdinsRaven
Tue May 29, 2012 3:49 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution and environment question--breathing, etc
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Views: 3493

Evolution and environment question--breathing, etc

... next thousand years, they spend their time in an environment which is slightly different from ours, here and there--perhaps a bit more nitrogen in the atmosphere, perhaps a bit less ultraviolet light to contend with. After that thousand years, they return to Earth ...

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by scifiwriter
Mon May 28, 2012 9:07 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution and environment question--breathing, etc
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Views: 3493

Theories - Origin of Life

... might have protected fragile organic compounds in the water below from ultraviolet light and destruction from cosmic impacts. The cold might have also helped these molecules ...

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by einfopedia
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:34 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
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Re: Interactions between genes: in cancer and normal cells.

... and methionine, which are incorporated into proteins. Upon exposure to ultraviolet light, the diazirines are activated and bind to interacting proteins that are within a few ...

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by merv
Mon Oct 03, 2011 2:41 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Interactions between genes: in cancer and normal cells.
Replies: 2
Views: 5543
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