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Re: 6 fingers

... or toe, a very common congenital malformation (birth defect). This condition is called hexadactyly. The word hexadactyly literally means six digits. In medical usage, hexadactyly does not specify whether the six digits are fingers or toes (although in Greek "dactylos" is without ...

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by BrentElmer
Fri Jan 30, 2015 7:10 am
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: 6 fingers
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Atavism

... and toes, reported by the BBC and other media outlets on February 5, 2009. The boy was born in California at the Bay Area Hospital, and had 6 digits on each hand and foot. As far as we are aware, no evolutionist has claimed this is an evolutionary throwback to a time when some creature with ...

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by Sumanth001
Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:40 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Atavism
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Re: A little help

... in a single individual, then a huge mutation would occur to make that structure unnecessary in all of its descendants. I don't know about multiple digits in humans, but additional legs in frogs is a developmental glitch.

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by thoffnagle
Thu Jun 27, 2013 6:36 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A little help
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Views: 3260

A little help

... but used. However, it can get vestigial only if it's not used. IMHO 5) is there any organ in general, that is used only by individuals? six digits in humans (or mammals in general) are disease, not vestigial organ

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by JackBean
Thu Jun 27, 2013 9:33 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: A little help
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Views: 3260

Re: Codons are triplets, but what's a Singlet, Doublet, etc?

... number of Codons, for this Codon Size. TotalCodons = MathBase ^ CodonSize 'Make a text Format string with as many zeros as there are base 10 digits in Codon Number. FormatZeros = String(Len(Format(TotalCodons - 1)), "0") 'Make a text string to properly space the data lines to ...

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by GaryGaulin
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:18 am
 
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: Codons are triplets, but what's a Singlet, Doublet, etc?
Replies: 4
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