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Causing death, deadly, mortal, lethal.

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... of cat scratch disease when they hear of Bartonella, which is usually self limiting - or Carrion's disease which you get in Peru which is often fatal without rapid treatment. The reality though is that there are dozens of species in between these two extremes, many are newly discovered and not ...

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by snowathlete
Fri Dec 13, 2013 2:08 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: What do you think these are, in my blood?
Replies: 16
Views: 15890


... mutations don't accumulate? There's two basic answers to that. (1) "Purifying selection". Detrimental mutations need not be immediately fatal, but over time they (by definition) tend to show up in fewer descendants than neutral mutations, and hence are much more likely to be eliminated ...

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by ChrisHoStuart
Tue Oct 15, 2013 2:19 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Beneficial mutations vs harmful
Replies: 12
Views: 15690

Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... be the case that the assumed function is not the actual function. At the same time, the disadvantages of the this system are obvious and sometimes fatal. Sex makes reproduction more circumstantial, dangerous, more time and resource dependant. An ordinary sexually reproducing organism has to find ...

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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
Views: 14556

Cone snail

... one avoid stepping on a cone snail if walking along the ocean floor? (I know that handling the more exotic cone snails can be dangerous, even fatal - but what about these common ones?) Someone with knowledge of marine mollusca please help me out, this thing has bothered me for quite a while ...

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by biohazard
Tue Jun 05, 2012 9:47 am
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Cone snail
Replies: 4
Views: 6229

Cuticle, spores, vascular, plant evolution

1) The early plants have the affinity to a watery habitat, and therefore it would be fatal for these plants to live on land without a good amount of moisture, and as such, plant adaptation produced layers made of cutin (a waxy chemical substance) to prevent the plant ...

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by Chartreuse
Sat Feb 18, 2012 1:06 am
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Cuticle, spores, vascular, plant evolution
Replies: 1
Views: 3305
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