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Tending toward a common point.

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Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... can be found everywhere in biology: in some places it is attributed to horizontal gene transfer (microbes, Elysia chlorotica) in other cases to convergent/parallel evolution and parallel mutations (whale-bat sonar) and in another cases it is attributed to co-optation (PAX6). We must recognize ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
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Do animals other than humans have emotional responses?

... We declare the following: “ The absence of a neocortex does not appear to preclude an organism from experiencing affective states. Convergent evidence indicates that non-human animals have the neuroanatomical, neurochemical,and neurophysiological substrates of conscious states along ...

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by chatters
Wed Jun 05, 2013 3:17 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Do animals other than humans have emotional responses?
Replies: 4
Views: 3606

Evolution- Caminalcules

Find one example of convergent evolution among the caminalcules. This means finding cases where two or more species have a similar characteristic that evolved independently in each lineage. The wings of bats, birds, and bees are an ...

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by Beamerr32
Tue Oct 09, 2012 5:30 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Evolution- Caminalcules
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Views: 2426

"Compendium of all muscle data" text resouce?

... skeletal muscle in the human anatomy: Language -origin -LOO definition Shape -Type of Shape (i.e., fusiform, pennate, bipennate, multipennate, convergent, parrellel etc) -Typical Angle(s) of pennation (if applicable) Motor Unit - Innervation location in spinal cord - Typical # of motor neuron ...

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by aj415
Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:33 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: "Compendium of all muscle data" text resouce?
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Views: 5103

Why is knowledge on phylogeny important

Phylogeny also is needed to understand when you're looking at divergent (new species in same clades evolving in parallel) or convergent (new pollinator / plant relationships built on shift in old abilities) evolutionary patterns.

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by Darby
Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:44 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why is knowledge on phylogeny important
Replies: 4
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