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We now know how insects and bacteria control ice


April 12, 2019

In a paper published today in the Journal of the American Chemical Society, University of Utah professor Valeria Molinero and her colleagues show how key proteins produced in bacteria and insects can either promote or inhibit the formation of ice, based on their length and their ability to team up to form large ice-binding surfaces. The results have wide application, particularly in understanding precipitation in clouds. Full Story

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