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Help with biological metaphor?

... and their activity in the organisation. Now I am trying to see if there might be a biological metaphor for this. First, I was thinking of symbiosis, because these two fields (contrary to what is commonly assumed) are not separate. They feed of each other and depend on each other. However, ...

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by bebe13
Wed May 15, 2013 8:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Help with biological metaphor?
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Re: please suggest

... biology just buy a standard textbook or a good book on evo-devo is Evolution: A Developmental Approach by Wallace Arthur or check out the books on symbiosis by Lynn Margulis.

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by Forests
Mon Aug 06, 2012 4:58 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: please suggest
Replies: 6
Views: 4672

Re: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense

... selection exists but said it only has a minor role in evolution, there are other important evolutionary mechanisms such as self-organization or symbiosis etc. So I really don't see a problem any longer.

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by Forests
Fri Jul 20, 2012 1:16 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Natural selection ends in absurdity or nonsense
Replies: 26
Views: 28341

Re: Evolution of complex structures

... all of the known evolutionary mechanisms not just mutation. See: Genetic drift, gene flow, horizontal gene transfer, molecular drive, saltation, symbiosis, niche construction, evo-devo, epigenetics (also see neo-Lamarckism) hybridization, self-organization etc... theres even a mechanism called ...

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by Forests
Thu Jul 19, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolution of complex structures
Replies: 4
Views: 5607

Do not understand a question from my collage bio class

... selective pressure (to survive) on basic life problems (competition for energy resourses to sustain life and propagation) as well as mutualistic symbiosis between Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic life.

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by paulgrijalva
Mon Mar 12, 2012 5:04 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Do not understand a question from my collage bio class
Replies: 1
Views: 1294
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