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The psychological mechanisms used to control anxiety, e.g., rationalization, projection.

Origin: L. Defendo, to ward off

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Re: animal behavior

Songbirds sing intricate songs for mate attraction and territorial defense, which they learn early in life Source: http://www.nature.com/scitable/knowledge/library/the-development-of-birdsong-16133266

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by Gannet
Sun Mar 16, 2014 3:55 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: animal behavior
Replies: 5
Views: 1916

Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... Without this direction it would be impossible for the organism to survive. Increasing intelligence is rather like increasing physical offense and defense mechanisms in the organism, a part of the constant striving to keep up with the competition.

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by animartco
Mon Aug 05, 2013 12:09 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 9997

mutations and dependencies

... mean? I can't find a def for it. In the article it's used in this senence: " Susceptible individuals may beneļ¬t from the defense mechanisms of resistant individuals, for example through allogrooming or the allotransfer of antimicrobial defenses."

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by RabbitPhilosopher
Sat Jun 22, 2013 10:23 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
Replies: 29
Views: 21267

Bio Research Paper Writing

... HIV, adenoviruses, herpes simplex 1 and 2, hepititis, EBV, and CMV trigger the DDR response (DNA-damange-Response). DDR serves as a front line of defense against the genetic changes associated with these viruses so viruses has evolved to evade the response. Two types of the human papilomma virus ...

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by NathanielZhu
Thu Apr 04, 2013 2:25 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Bio Research Paper Writing
Replies: 1
Views: 12238

Recombinant DNA not degraded inside transformed cells, why?

Yes. The system is not designed to prevent invasion of such magnitude. Also, most lab bacteria have been modified and don't have an active defense system to improve transformation efficiency. There is another interesting tidbit of information about transformations: If you transform bacteria ...

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by Cat
Fri Sep 28, 2012 4:21 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Recombinant DNA not degraded inside transformed cells, why?
Replies: 10
Views: 4701
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