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Unraveling Xylomannan – natural beetle antifreeze compound

By Damir Beciri
3 March 2012

upis-ceramboidesAnimals and plants living in snow and sub-zero areas have evolved all sorts of chemical tricks that allow them to live in these cold environments. There are various natural antifreeze compounds from such organisms, but researchers from RIKEN Advanced Science Institute at Wako focused on one called xylomannan – a natural antifreeze produced by the… »