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# 20
10-31-2012, 10:38 AM
Originally Posted by markhawkman View Post
Actually... it's NOT Hemocyanin at all. The distiguishing characteristic of the Acamarian race was that the oxygen carrying protein complex in their blood their blood contains both iron and copper. The Vulcan/Romulan equivalent of hemoglobin apparently has no iron in it.

that being said.... Andorians and Bolian are known to have blue blood....

It's not a get out of jail free card, though. There is a family of metalloproteins that contain copper but no iron, Plastocyanin, used for electron transfer in plants. They're also blue.