Data about <i>Physeter macrocephalus</i>

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Distribution

 
latitude min
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
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-74 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
latitude max
  • latitude
    The geographic latitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are north of the Equator, negative values are south of it. Legal values lie between -90 and 90, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLatitude
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80.68 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
longitude min
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
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-171 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
longitude max
  • longitude
    The geographic longitude (in decimal degrees, using the spatial reference system given in geodeticDatum) of the geographic center of a Location. Positive values are east of the Greenwich Meridian, negative values are west of it. Legal values lie between -180 and 180, inclusive.
    http://rs.tdwg.org/dwc/terms/decimalLongitude
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178 degrees
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
geographic distribution includes
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Antarctica
World Register of Marine Species  
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Azores
World Register of Marine Species  
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Azores Exclusive Economic Zone
World Register of Marine Species  
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Belgian Exclusive Economic Zone
World Register of Marine Species  
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Doel
World Register of Marine Species  
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European waters (ERMS scope)
World Register of Marine Species  
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Greek Exclusive Economic Zone
World Register of Marine Species  
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Gulf of Mexico
World Register of Marine Species  
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Gulf of St. Lawrence
World Register of Marine Species  
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Knokke
World Register of Marine Species  
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Koksijde
World Register of Marine Species  
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low Arctic
  • low Arctic
    Zone D, per the Circumpolar Arctic Vegetation Map (CAVM Team 2003)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/lowArctic
Arctic Biodiversity  
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Mediterranean Sea
World Register of Marine Species  
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New Zealand Exclusive Economic Zone
World Register of Marine Species  
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North West Atlantic
World Register of Marine Species  
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Pacific Ocean
World Register of Marine Species  
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Seychelles
World Register of Marine Species  
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St. Lawrence Estuary
World Register of Marine Species  
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Subantarctic Waters
World Register of Marine Species  
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World Oceans
World Register of Marine Species  

Physical Description

 
body length (VT) average
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12,175.38 mm adult
PanTHERIA  
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6,500 mm weanling
PanTHERIA  
 
body mass median
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1,341,813.8 g weanling
PanTHERIA  
 
body mass average
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14,025,000 g
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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15,400,000 g
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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7.15 log10 grams
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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14,540,959.82 g adult
PanTHERIA  
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903,214.26 g newborn animal
PanTHERIA  
 
weight
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28,500,000.0 g adult
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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1,000,000.0 g neonate stage
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  

Ecology

 
trophic level
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omnivore
  • omnivore
    An animal that mainly eats all kinds of things, including plants and animals.
    http://www.owl-ontologies.com/unnamed.owl#Omnivore
PanTHERIA  
 
habitat
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anthropogenic habitat
  • anthropogenic habitat
    A habitat that is in or on an environmental feature or material derived from human activity.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00002031
Environments - EOL project  
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aquatic habitat
Environments - EOL project  
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bay
Environments - EOL project  
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bay
Environments - EOL project  
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canyon
  • canyon
    Relatively narrow, deep depression with steep sides, the bottom of which generally has a continuous slope.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000169
Environments - EOL project  
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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coast
  • coast
    The general region of indefinite width that extends from the sea inland to the first major change in terrain features.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000303
Environments - EOL project  
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coastal water body
  • coastal water body
    Coastal water is a marine water body bordering a coast.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_02000049
Environments - EOL project  
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continental shelf
  • continental shelf
    The extended perimeter of each continent, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000223
Environments - EOL project  
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continental shelf
  • continental shelf
    The extended perimeter of each continent, which is covered during interglacial periods such as the current epoch by relatively shallow sea.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000223
Environments - EOL project  
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continental slope
  • continental slope
    The seabed below the end of the continental shelf (the shelf break). The continental slope is much steeper than the shelf; the average angle is 3, but it can be as low as 1 or as high as 10. The slope is often cut with submarine canyons.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000273
Environments - EOL project  
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ice sheet
  • ice sheet
    A mass of glacier ice that covers surrounding terrain and is greater than 50,000 km2.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000132
Environments - EOL project  
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island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
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island
  • island
    Area of dry or relatively dry land surrounded by water or low wetland.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000098
Environments - EOL project  
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marine biome
  • marine biome
    An aquatic biome that comprises systems of open-ocean and unprotected coastal habitats, characterized by exposure to wave action, tidal fluctuation, and ocean currents as well as systems that largely resemble these. Water in the marine biome is generally within the salinity range of seawater: 30 to 38 ppt.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000447
Environments - EOL project  
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marine habitat
  • marine habitat
    A habitat that is in or on a sea or ocean containing high concentrations of dissolved salts and other total dissolved solids (typically >35 grams dissolved salts per litre).
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000569
IUCN  
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mediterranean sea biome
  • mediterranean sea biome
    The mediterranean sea biome comprises mostly enclosed seas that have limited exchange of deep water with outer oceans and where the water circulation is dominated by salinity and temperature differences rather than winds.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_01000047
Environments - EOL project  
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ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
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ocean
  • ocean
    Continuous saline-water bodies that surround the continents and fill the Earth's great depressions.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000015
Environments - EOL project  
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oceanic zone
  • oceanic zone
    The water mass of an ocean that is not above a continental shelf.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000207
Environments - EOL project  
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peninsula
  • peninsula
    A body of land jutting out into and nearly surrounded by water.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000305
Environments - EOL project  
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sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
Environments - EOL project  
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sea
  • sea
    A large expanse of saline water usually connected with an ocean.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000016
Environments - EOL project  
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shore
  • shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
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shore
  • shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
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shore
  • shore
    That part of the land in immediate contact with a body of water including the area between high and low water lines.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000304
Environments - EOL project  
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shoreline
  • shoreline
    The line of contact between a body of water and the land.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000486
Environments - EOL project  
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temperate
Environments - EOL project  
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tropical
Environments - EOL project  
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volcano
  • volcano
    An opening, or rupture, in the Earth's surface or crust, which allows hot, molten rock, ash and gases to escape from deep below the surface.
    http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/ENVO_00000247
Environments - EOL project  
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waste
Environments - EOL project  
 
interacts with
  • interacts with
    an organism has an effect on another organism in the community.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/interactsWith
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preys upon
  • preys upon
    consumes for energetic or other nutritional needs (object of consumption is an organism)
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/preysUpon
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feeds on
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habitat breadth
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1
PanTHERIA  
 
diet breadth
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3
PanTHERIA  
 
water nitrate concentration min
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0.008 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water nitrate concentration max
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26.05 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water temperature min
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-0.849 degrees Celsius
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water temperature max
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29.55 degrees Celsius
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water silicate concentration min
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0.46 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water silicate concentration max
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37.57 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water phosphate concentration min
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0.036 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water phosphate concentration max
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1.74 µmol/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water dissolved O2 concentration min
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4.44 mL/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water dissolved O2 concentration max
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8.08 mL/L
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water O2 saturation min
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91.5 percent
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water O2 saturation max
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104.78 percent
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water salinity min
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30.38 PSU
OBIS Environmental Information  
 
water salinity max
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38.06 PSU
OBIS Environmental Information  

Life History and Behavior

 
clutch/brood/litter size average
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0.99
PanTHERIA  
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1
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
 
clutch/brood/litter size
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1
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
onset of fertility
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2,922 days female
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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3,650 days male
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
onset of fertility average
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3,935.04 days
PanTHERIA  
 
age at first reproduction average
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103.36 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
 
gestation period duration average
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15.8 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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472.99 days
PanTHERIA  
 
inter-birth interval average
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1,277.5 days female
PanTHERIA  
 
inter-birth interval
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1,259 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
litters per year average
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0.25 female
PanTHERIA  
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0.17
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
 
litters per year
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0.2 per year
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
total life span max
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77 years
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
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924 months
PanTHERIA  
 
population group size average
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11
PanTHERIA  
 
social group size average
  • social group size
    Number of individuals in a group that spends the majority of their time in a 24 hour cycle together where there is some indication that these individuals form a social cohesive unit.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/SocialGroupSize
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25
PanTHERIA  
 
weaning age average
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18.4 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  
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395.41 days
PanTHERIA  
 
weaning age
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560 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
prenatal development duration
  • prenatal development duration
    The duration of the development from fertilized, deposited or implanted egg to hatching/birth. Corresponds to egg incubation duration in oviparous animals and to gestation period duration in viviparous animals.
    http://eol.org/schema/terms/PrenatalDevelopmentDuration
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502 days
AnAge Database of Animal Ageing and Longevity  
 
life span max
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924 months
Biodiversity Literature Datasets  

Evolution and Systematics

 
first appearance (older bound)
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3.6 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
first appearance (younger bound)
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2.59 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (older bound)
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0.0117 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  
 
last appearance (younger bound)
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0 million years ago
The Paleobiology Database  

Physiology and Cell Biology

 
carbohydrate composition of milk
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carbohydrate
Milk Chemical Database  
 
mineral composition of milk
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Ash Content
Milk Chemical Database  
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phosphorus (P+)
Milk Chemical Database  
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potassium (K+)
Milk Chemical Database  
 
protein composition of milk
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nitrogen (N)
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein
  • protein
    linear polymers of alpha-L-aminoacids ranging in size from a few thousand to over 1 million daltons, capable of oligomerization, with specific functions dictated by aminoacid sequence and encoded genetically.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2446-3000
Milk Chemical Database  
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protein
  • protein
    linear polymers of alpha-L-aminoacids ranging in size from a few thousand to over 1 million daltons, capable of oligomerization, with specific functions dictated by aminoacid sequence and encoded genetically.
    http://purl.bioontology.org/ontology/CSP/2446-3000