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Species specificity

species specificity

restriction of a characteristic or response to the members of one species; it usually refers to that property of the immune response which differentiates one species from another on the basis of antigen recognition, but the concept is not limited to immunology and is used loosely at levels higher than the species.

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Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist

... with an evolution-denier, who says that the ERVs that are apparently orthologous in, say, chimps and humans, are there because they infected both species independently and were fixed by positive selection pressure. IOW, selection pressure acted as a 'sieve', retaining only the ERVs that served ...

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by BarryDesborough
Sat Sep 07, 2013 2:49 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Locus specificity and ERVs - Q from a creationist
Replies: 5
Views: 4312

Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... related. These views of gene function strengthened the idea of genetic specificity leading to molecularization of the gene. In the early 1940s, ... fertile whereas the worker is sterile. Studies conducted with the bee species Apis mellifera revealed that numerous genes appeared to be differentially ...

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
Replies: 12
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Question about viruses (particularly hiv)

... fails, there will be no disease. Failure can be the result of wrong specificity (the virus infects completely different cell types or species), immune defense, viral inactivation due to other external sources and so on. Also, ...

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by biohazard
Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:02 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Question about viruses (particularly hiv)
Replies: 25
Views: 57988

Help with some more questions

... and biochemical tests). Consider the need for a pure culture, the specificity of the tests and the sensitivity of the tests (i.e. how many ... disease, it is necessary to a) distinguish between the terms strain and species b) name 4 test methods that can distinguish between strains within ...

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by djiang87
Sun Nov 08, 2009 2:45 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Help with some more questions
Replies: 6
Views: 5388

Re: is it possible to knockdown a gene in a living adult now

... internal ribosome entry site sequence is able to inhibit multiple species of picornavirus. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2008 Jun;52(6):1970-81. ... conjugation to morpholino oligomers: effects on antisense activity and specificity. Bioconjug Chem. 2005 Jul-Aug;16(4):959-66. {Nice paper specifically ...

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by jonmoulton
Fri Nov 07, 2008 3:44 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: is it possible to knockdown a gene in a living adult now
Replies: 10
Views: 17133
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