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Incidental

Incidental

1. Small and relatively unimportant, minor.

2. Accompanying, but not a major part of something.

3. (to something) liable to occur because of something or in connection with something (said of risks, responsibilities)


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Human Collembola Infestations

... to anyone around me. I know for sure, i saw a couple of microscopic springtails on my microscope and others saw what i did. It may have been incidental, but it's hard to believe, out of thousands of species, many unknown, that none of them could burrow into human skin; especially if they ...

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by urthchik
Sun Oct 05, 2014 12:20 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Human Collembola Infestations
Replies: 44
Views: 108679

Thinking in terms of evolution

... himself, hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed. The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Nov 16, 2013 7:14 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Thinking in terms of evolution
Replies: 4
Views: 2313

evolution and endangered species

... himself, hardly any one is so ignorant as to allow his worst animals to breed. The aid which we feel impelled to give to the helpless is mainly an incidental result of the instinct of sympathy, which was originally acquired as part of the social instincts, but subsequently rendered, in the manner ...

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by Luxorien
Wed Sep 19, 2012 5:08 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: evolution and endangered species
Replies: 11
Views: 6917

Theories - Origin of Life

... obviously beneficial, mutations. I mentioned sickle cell anemia as an aside, because I think it's a cool example of heterozygote advantage. It's incidental to the larger fact that some mutations increase an organism's chance for survival. The sickle cell allele is just the best example of the ...

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by Luxorien
Sat Mar 10, 2012 5:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 562
Views: 929390

Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... between viruses ; the recombinative nature of viruses simply precludes the possibility of a ` true ' phylogenetic taxonomy. Far from being an incidental process best ignored when considering virus relationships and history, recombination may have played a crucial role in generating many of ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
Replies: 2
Views: 36063
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