Measurements of serum freezing points in three Antarctic marine fishes indicated that they do not freeze in the -1.87°C seawater because their blood is isosmotic to seawater. Concentrations of sodium chloride, urea, and free amino acids in the serum accounted for only half of the freezing-point depression of the serum. A protein containing carbohydrate was isolated which accounted for 30 percent of the freezing-point depression of the serum.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|State||Published - 1969|
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