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principal

1. Highest in rank, authority, character, importance, or degree; most considerable or important; chief; main; as, the principal officers of a government; the principal men of a state; the principal productions of a country; the principal arguments in a case. Wisdom is the principal thing. (Prov. Iv. 7)

2. Of or pertaining to a prince; princely. Principal axis. See Axis of a curve, under Axis. Principal axes of a quadric, a plane passing through the optical axis of a crystal.

Origin: F, from L. Principalis. See Prince.


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Re: mutations and dependencies

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17708768 In each of these pivotal nexuses in life's history, the principal "types" seem to appear rapidly and fully equipped with the signature features of the respective new level of biological organization. No intermediate "grades" ...

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by wildfunguy
Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
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Re: mutations and dependencies

the fossil record should reveal a succession. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/17708768 In each of these pivotal nexuses in life's history, the principal "types" seem to appear rapidly and fully equipped with the signature features of the respective new level of biological organization. ...

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by jinx25
Tue Feb 19, 2013 5:55 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: mutations and dependencies
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holographic origin of life

... hypothesize that we make the hypothesis that:No living organism is possible to remain unchanged structurally.Lets hypothesize that this rule is principal in nature and nothing could go beyond it or prove that it is untrue.What would that mean to the way that we see the world?First of all lets ...

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by minasole
Tue Oct 16, 2012 10:19 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: holographic origin of life
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Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???

... The cases in point include the origin of complex RNA molecules and protein folds; major groups of viruses; archaea and bacteria, and the principal lineages within each of these prokaryotic domains; eukaryotic supergroups; and animal phyla. In each of these pivotal nexuses in life's history, ...

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by jinx25
Tue Oct 09, 2012 10:21 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Are evolution and creationism mutually exclusive???
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Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

... of the ABC glycerol transporter operon gtsABCD. These genes are involved in the production of hydrogen peroxide, which is believed to be the principal virulence factor of the mycoides group of mycoplasmas . The genome also contains added watermark sequences for identification of the genome ...

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by scottie
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
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