Veiled chameleon, (Chamaeleo calyptratus), prepared with a process called diaphonization, or clearing and staining. The specimen undergoes a series of chemical baths including submersion in a digestive enzyme to render the tissues transparent. It is eventually placed in a soliton of alizarin, a highly pigmented red dye that bonds to the bones, and afterwards is preserved in glycerin.
Photograph by Jennifer Hayes
Built to feed exclusively on corals like this spindly gorgonian, a translucent 1.7-inch-long Phyllodesmium iriomotense houses its branching digestive gland within tentacle-like cerata—outgrowths the animal can shed if under attack. This species is one of the few colorless nudibranchs.
My mad fat diary<3.
Debuting today on YouTube: Cookie Monster stars in Les Mousserables!
HERE IS A THING
TASKS ARE LIKE PROTEINS, THEY HAVE QUATERNARY STRUCTURE, THAT IS WHY THEY ARE INTIMIDATING
BUT THE SECONDARY, TERTIARY, AND QUATERNARY STRUCTURES OF A PROTEIN ARE ALL DEPENDENT ON ITS PRIMARY AMINO ACID SEQUENCE. (UNLESS WE’RE TALKING PRIONS.)
DIGESTION IS THE KEY
DIGEST THE TASK, BREAK IT DOWN UNTIL YOU CAN SEE THE AMINO ACID SEQUENCE, THEN FOLLOW THE AMINO ACID SEQUENCE
DNA DOESN’T FUCKING KNOW IT’S MAKING A PERSON, IT WOULD PROBABLY BE ANXIOUS IF IT KNEW THAT TOO
WE’RE REALLY JUST TALKING ABOUT THIS TBH:
IT’S A STRING OF BEADS. FOLLOW IT.
ONE AMINO ACID AT A TIME, WILL STILL EVENTUALLY END UP AS A PROTEIN
That is DEEP.
What time do itunes songs come out? Is it midnight (so midnight Philippines time)?
(Pondering staying up tonight, but I won’t if that makes it 3am here!)