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Naked mole-rats act like plants when they run out of air

New research has found that naked mole-rats can survive in low-oxygen environments by resorting to a ...

They won't be winning any beauty contests, but Naked mole-rats have plenty of weird tricks up their wrinkly pink sleeves. The creatures are incredibly long-lived for their size, they're resistant to cancer, pain doesn't faze them – and according to a new study, they're basically half-plants. When deprived of oxygen, naked mole-rats can survive by going into suspended animation and metabolizing fructose instead, a process that was previously only thought possible in plants.

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Category: Biology

Tags:
  • Animals
  • Oxygen
  • Plants
  • University of Illinois
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