Algal ice-binding proteins change the structure of sea ice.

  title={Algal ice-binding proteins change the structure of sea ice.},
  author={James A Raymond},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={108 24},
Krembs et al. (1) reported that extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) produced by a sea ice diatom, Melosira, created convoluted ice-pore morphologies in sea ice, potentially increasing its habitability and primary productivity. The activity was reduced by heat treatment and glycosidase treatments, suggesting that a glycoprotein was involved. Based on our previous work (2), it is very likely that the active substance is an ice-binding protein (IBP). All sea ice diatoms examined so far… CONTINUE READING

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