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Collected or accumulated as a reserve supply; as, stored electricity. It is charged with stored virtue. (Bagehot)

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how are genes the unit of replication?

... here, and I hope I phrase this correctly: I understand that genes are the unit of replication in natural selection. But aren't traits ultimately stored in groups of genes? And is it not traits that are selected? So, if it's traits that are selected, how is it that genes are individually replicated? ...

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by johnkq
Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:58 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: how are genes the unit of replication?
Replies: 2
Views: 532


... instead of deciding that stem cells could generate new tissue to match their environment, the researchers decided that back-up follicle cells were stored in marrow (!). Certainly not the likeliest possibility. Newer research indicates that, although new cells might be generated with laboratory ...

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by Darby
Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:59 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Menopause
Replies: 5
Views: 2867

Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... … p?id=10184 I was interested in the evolutionary explanation of the fact that unlike sperm cells, ova are produced in advance and are stored in the ovaries for decades. This significant difference begs for a decent explanation. I was very disappointed in the answer I got. John Steemson ...

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by Hunor
Mon Sep 23, 2013 12:08 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 3115

A Potential Plan To Save Endangered Species

... to South America and so on. I also came up with a plan B. We need to urgently conserve the DNA of every single species on Earth and keep it stored until the technology advances enough for bringing those species back in case they were extinct in the meantime. But if I remember correctly, ...

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by Mothership
Fri May 10, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Potential Plan To Save Endangered Species
Replies: 4
Views: 2570

Why ?

What you just said about amino acids makes no sense - it's like saying water can't be stored because hydrogen is explosive. Amino acids can be sequestered in proteins - whether that is true storage or not is debatable. If you USE amino acids for respiration-derived ...

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by Darby
Sun Mar 17, 2013 1:17 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: Why ?
Replies: 5
Views: 2201
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