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Fertility factor

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noun

A DNA sequence or plasmid that confers certain bacteria the ability to produce a sex pilus for conjugation with other bacteria.


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why is the reproductive system immune to entropy?

... why the children of older women have more birth defects and why the fertility of men decreases over time (although most men stay fertile for ... an interesting question and the answer to that may involve some other factors than what I mentioned. Anyway, there are many lower organisms who ...

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by biohazard
Wed Jun 12, 2013 9:44 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: why is the reproductive system immune to entropy?
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Views: 1949

The Fiber Disease

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by J Jill
Mon Oct 02, 2006 1:35 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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Origins of life

... divisions of life-forms wherein each division allows for cross-fertility within it's limits. The boundary between kinds is to thus be drawn ... threads, that species should be defined with sterility as the limiting factor. They are finaly getting it correct. Does anyone really question this? ...

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by alextemplet
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:36 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
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Views: 183590

Origins of life

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by Linn
Thu Mar 30, 2006 3:05 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Origins of life
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bacteria having multiple genders?

... is no such thing as genders in bacteria. But there is a term called fertility factor (which you all must be knowing, no doubt). This fertility factor is represented by the ...

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by Nithin
Fri Mar 17, 2006 12:35 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: bacteria having multiple genders?
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Views: 5594
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