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Hairy

Definition

adjective

(1) Being covered with hair, fur or hairlike projections.

(2) Consisting of or resembling hair.

noun

(genetics) A pair-rule gene whose pattern of expression occurs in characteristically seven stripes in Drosophila embryo in only after few hours of fertilization. Its expression is directly regulated by certain gap gene products, e.g. Krüppel.


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Word origin: hair » Middle English her, from Old English hǣr + -y.

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Re: Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?

... sexual selection must also be operating: different sexes may show particular mating preference for other sex's characteristics. If females prefer hairy males and males prefer hairless females, the forces would be conflicting. As you have pointed out, they may also be very small in magnitude to ...

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by Hrushikesh
Sun Dec 14, 2014 7:13 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?
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... They do not select to happen when they are helpful. Point 2: Evolutionary mechanism is called natural selection. What it means - if none of the hairy individuals are unable to find mates at some point, only then hair within population would disappear. Point 3: As of right now, we are fully capable ...

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by Cat
Fri Oct 31, 2014 2:02 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?
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Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?

... are a better way to control body temperature. So what will happen to human pelage in future generations? Theory 1) Humankind will probably be hairy until its end, because it doesn't have an impact significant enough to trigger an evolutionary response. Wearing clothes when you already have ...

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by jplr
Sat Oct 11, 2014 6:16 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Can human body hair disappear as a result of... clothing?
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Re: Where do we go from here?

... not foresee the invention of clothes and the result of it: hairless people turned out to be the ones that survived and the "superior" hairy apeguys became extinct!

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by biohazard
Fri Mar 09, 2012 7:35 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Where do we go from here?
Replies: 41
Views: 39176

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... to retain legume-derived nitrogen in a corn cropping system. In their study, straw residues were spread on plots that were later planted with to hairy vetch (a legume cover crop). Next, they planted a corn grain crop into the vetch with straw residues. Based on their findings, the soil inorganic ...

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by Tata1
Wed May 11, 2011 4:53 am
 
Forum: Bioinformatics
Topic: NLP
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