Re: [asa] Biology Brain Teaser

From: Nucacids <nucacids@wowway.com>
Date: Fri May 08 2009 - 09:13:24 EDT

You would think that the cell would grow and divide. One becomes two. Two become four. Etc.

But what happens is that the cell DIES.

A healthy cell dies in a sea of food.

Now why would that be?

Mike
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  From: Nucacids
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  Subject: [asa] Biology Brain Teaser

  Tetrahymena are single-celled protozoa similar to Paramecium (some cool pics of Tetrahymena can be seen here: http://designmatrix.wordpress.com/2009/04/27/tetrahymena/)

   

  If you took a single cell that is normal and healthy, and transferred it into 10 ml of fresh media, complete with all needed nutrients, what will the cell do?

  -Mike

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