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Book meme via ms_katonic

1. Grab the nearest book.

2. Open the book to page 123.

3. Find the fifth sentence.

4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.

5.Don’t you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book in your closet! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.

6. Tag three people


Nearest book? If I were to do this accurately, I'd need surveying tools. So what I'm going to do is to pick the book that I can see right now that's nearest to me; in other words, the one that happens to be perched atop my monitor.

Here goes:

As in the case of desiccation at higher temperatures, the moment of injury can be during dehydration (freezing) or rehydration (thawing), or develop gradually in the dehydrated (frozen) state, depending on the time course followed. If then frost damage is primarily due to dehydration it can be postulated that the injury is due to the development of mechanical stresses and the denaturation of macromolecules.

Freezing has been shown to impair the activities of some enzymes, but many enzymes can withstand freezing and the most important effect is again thought to be damage to cellular membranes though denaturation and aggregation of membrane proteins.

(From The Physiology of Flowering Plants, second edition, by H E Street and H Öpik, William Clowes & Sons, 1976)


I don't do tagging, but I'd be quite interested to see all your answers.
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