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tar-water

A cold infusion of tar in water, formerly regarded as a cure-all. (webster, 3d ed)


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Re: question for evolutionary biologist.

... assembled from chemically synthesized oligonucleotides. The complete synthetic genome was assembled by transformation associated recombination (TAR) cloning in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae, then isolated and sequenced. A clone with the correct sequence was identified and transplanted in ...

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by scottie
Thu Sep 13, 2012 1:22 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: question for evolutionary biologist.
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Maximum Life Span of Animals, Fishes and Birds.

... of animals to gradually weaken and ultimately fail. Free radicals can also be the result of excessive UV exposure and toxins, like nicotine, tar, pesticides, pollution, and natural toxins found in our bodies and in food. As free radicals are essentially just oxygen atoms missing an electron ...

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by Squirrell
Wed Feb 15, 2012 2:07 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Maximum Life Span of Animals, Fishes and Birds.
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Flaws of Life in a Tube

... hydrothermal vents, but they did not in any way require O2. In fact, O2 was probably poisonous to the organisms due to its oxidizing power. The tar pits that you have used in your point #2 have nothing to do with the Miller-Urey experiments. As for point #4, the amount of DNA in a typical human ...

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by aptitude
Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:54 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
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Flaws of Life in a Tube

In reference to the presence of tar: tar does not represent the majority of the conditions around the world. The tar pits are rare to California. It is not an accurate representation of life on Earth. Yes, there are anaerobic bacteria. However, ...

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by Tomn
Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:03 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
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Flaws of Life in a Tube

... all that bacteria that are strictly anaerobic and cannot survive in presence of oxygen? And survival (or lack thereof) of complex organisms in tar is not related to the survival of prokaryotes in the same environment. Bacteria can survive in tar, use it, degrade it (albeit slowly) and multiply ...

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by canalon
Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:23 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Flaws of Life in a Tube
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