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Post by MrMistery » Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:27 pm

ho..
so it depend on the genes of the organism to, right?
black, white,..

(hm.. it has the relation on this topic????)


There is also melanine in the hair. Depending on how much melanin the hair has, it is darker in color. And since melanin synthesis is genetically modulated, you are right.
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Post by hurly » Fri Oct 07, 2005 6:59 pm

Correct me if I'm wrong:
Fingernails grows faster than footnails because fingernails are more exposed to air and water...?

True?

Seems like it, because I cut my fingernails more often :D

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Post by MrMistery » Sun Oct 09, 2005 5:39 pm

They do grow faster, but i am not sure that is the reason
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