Octopuses use RNA editing to adapt to temperature extremes

01/5/2012 | ScientificAmerican.com

University of Puerto Rico researchers found that octopuses also use RNA editing to rapidly adapt to acute changes in ambient temperature. Octopuses descending from warm water to extremely cold depths use the process to actively increase a cellular biochemical event involving potassium channels vital to maintaining normal neuronal function during such temperature changes, the study found.

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