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Q: Biochemistry ( No Answer,   1 Comment )
Subject: Biochemistry
Category: Science > Biology
Asked by: casey17-ga
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Posted: 25 Mar 2006 19:44 PST
Expires: 29 Mar 2006 06:08 PST
Question ID: 711969
Why does a mammal go tothe energetic expense of making urea from
ammonia rather than simply excreting ammonia, as do bacteria?
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Subject: Re: Biochemistry
From: hardtofindbooks-ga on 26 Mar 2006 00:57 PST
Hi casey17

Larger land animals need to convert the ammonia as it is too toxic.
Ther is information on the process, known as the Urea Cycle, here;

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