#SeaTurtleTalks: “Using antibodies to learn about sea turtle health.” Antibodies are y-shaped proteins that recognize foreign substances (like bacteria). As seen w/ the ongoing pandemic, antibodies are powerful tools for examining prior exposure to viruses, etc #TurtleTuesday 1/7 White background with a car...
You know how some people get antibody tests to see if they’ve been exposed to the virus that causes COVID-19? Well, we can also use antibodies to see what sea turtles have been exposed to. #SeaTurtleTalks #TurtleTuesday 2/7 Image of a woman on the lef...
Now we have 1. the bacteria, 2. antibodies from turtle serum bound to the bacteria, and 3. a special antibody that binds to this reaction.  From this, we can add a special chemical mixture that turns this reaction yellow, and we can measure how “yellow” it is #SeaTurtleTalks 6/7

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