Trachemys scripta elegans
Trachemys scripta elegans
(Red-eared Slider)
Reptiles-Turtles
Native Transplant

Impact ID4372
Impact TypeHuman Health
Study TypeExperimental
Study LocationLaboratory
Impact DescriptionThe ability of Trachemys scripta to survive for long periods of time in anoxic conditions has been studied extensively by medical professionals and molecular biologists hoping to find solutions for hypoxia-induced injuries in humans during strokes and heart attacks.
Reference36310
Great Lakes RegionNo
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