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A compendious and rapid method or writing by substituting characters, abbreviations, or symbols, for letters, words, etc.; short writing; stenography.

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Theories - Origin of Life

... in order to be “correct”. No, I am not implying that there is some specification of “correctness” in evolution. I used the term “correct” as a shorthand to mean, “the mutation we are talking about, which will confer some selective advantage” – as opposed to any of the neutral or deleterious ...

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by AstraSequi
Tue Mar 27, 2012 2:42 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Theories - Origin of Life
Replies: 563
Views: 1127972

Re: Journals publishing mouse models with no phenotype

wiki says Often, the term "phenotype" is incorrectly used as a shorthand to indicate phenotypical changes observed in mutated organisms (most often in connection with knockout mice).[5] If you don't mind me asking , what reason is there for publishing ...

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by Crucible
Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:42 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Journals publishing mouse models with no phenotype
Replies: 11
Views: 4464

Sexual reproduction with only one sex?

Sorry for the confusion. Please disregard my use of the phrase "sexual reproduction", I was using it as shorthand for reproducing by mixing genetic material from two parents. What I am talking about is organisms that have two sets of DNA, one set from each parent, however ...

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by mhwombat
Thu Jun 23, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Sexual reproduction with only one sex?
Replies: 5
Views: 7268

are the horse and chicken related?

... "In the study of early life on Earth, one name towers above the rest: LUCA. LUCA is not the name of a famous scientist in the field; it is shorthand for Last Universal Common Ancestor, a single cell that lived perhaps 3 or 4 billion years ago, and from which all life has since evolved. ...

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by Darwin420
Thu Nov 20, 2008 11:31 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: are the horse and chicken related?
Replies: 13
Views: 12963

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