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Post by jan715 » Fri Nov 23, 2007 7:44 pm

i hope this is the right place to ask this biology professor gave us this question and i am having trouble deducing the processes. if anyone can help i would really appreciate it.

An exceedingly sensitive instrument (yet to be designed) showed that one of the carbon atoms in the 1970 Thanksgiving turkey dinner Johnny Cash had eaten is currently residing in a protein of your vocal cord.

- Suggest how this carbon atom might have traveled from Johnny to you. Include the molecules and places it might have encountered on its way.

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Post by mith » Sat Nov 24, 2007 12:23 am

look up carbon cycle.
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Post by woolleyy » Sat Nov 24, 2007 1:11 am

Cool question...

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Post by MrMistery » Sat Nov 24, 2007 9:22 am

i like the way your professor designed the question. It brings a little something extra
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