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by Squirrell
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:00 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genetic diseases of dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 9095

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Really? There are no mutations whatsoever? Not if you start with good working dogs, and use reputable, healthy studs with a clear background, no. Dog breeding is very well monitored and records are kept of all litters and where they've gone, if they've had medical problems, genetic problems, hip dy...
by Squirrell
Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: genetic diseases of dogs
Replies: 8
Views: 9095

Not if there aren't any genetic diseases in the original sire and dam, and no studs or bitches carrying a genetic disease are used for breeding. Inbreeding and poor artificial selection can cause deformities, but not genetic disease.
by Squirrell
Wed Feb 22, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
Replies: 11
Views: 17250

Thanks guys, the interview went well. He appreciated the effort I put into this report, and he's going to recommend giving me an offer to the admissions team. Unfortunately, he says, the admissions team has recently been changed to a 'central admissions', which deals with the whole university and gr...
by Squirrell
Tue Feb 21, 2012 9:39 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Green mammals
Replies: 12
Views: 32284

It should be noted that in many cases it is only the small mammals that need protecting, and they are often found in dirt or in leaf litter which is in fact brown. Also, consider that most mammals have poor colour vision, in which green is usually abandoned. The only predators that may pose any thre...
by Squirrell
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:50 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: HELP! Why do I keep getting a mixed culture in my gramstain?
Replies: 11
Views: 16854

I assume you're doing dilution streaks, not streak plates? That may be your problem if not.
by Squirrell
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:38 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Cell identification - germ cells in haploid male ants
Replies: 4
Views: 10684

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Its not always necessary that ant males are haploid. It depends on the inbreeding ratio of the species. The increase in inbreeding gives rise to diploid males, but mostly these diploid males are infertile as the generate diploid spermatozoa. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Haplodiploid_sex-determinati...
by Squirrell
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:30 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
Replies: 11
Views: 17250

Re: Microbiology Investigation improvements?

Investigation: The Effectiveness of 'Natural Antibiotics' against E. coli. Introduction/Aim With the recent data about virulent Escherichia coli being found in food and on surfaces, causing a range of medical problems of varying severity, it may be valuable to know the effectiveness of different an...
by Squirrell
Mon Feb 20, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
Replies: 11
Views: 17250

Sorry Canalon, but could you explain what you mean by "found where it matters"? I have included references and I am prepared to give concise explanations in the interview. This investigation was suggested to me by the microbiology lab worker, only he told me to fabricate a reason to do it ...
by Squirrell
Sat Feb 18, 2012 4:49 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: ENTOMOLOGY - Winter field study?
Replies: 8
Views: 6933

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sachin wrote:Try to takes pictures too..!


I wish, but I don't have a camera. :(
by Squirrell
Sat Feb 18, 2012 3:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
Replies: 11
Views: 17250

Re: Microbiology Investigation improvements?

Harsh? This is nice "hustle" at the undergraduate level but shallow. Please understand the nature of science is challenge so, if you proceed, you'll need to get a little thicker skin. Do consider how you would defend your work if the committee asked the obvious: - garlic and its extracts ...
by Squirrell
Sat Feb 18, 2012 12:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Microbiology Investigation improvements?
Replies: 11
Views: 17250

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I'd drop the natural from title. Drop "hype" - a scientist should respond to data - not hype. Identfiy the Escherichia coli strain of concern - your intro should include appropriate citations and include something relevant to the garlic and grapefruit seeds you propose tyo evaluate You of...
by Squirrell
Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:45 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: ENTOMOLOGY - Winter field study?
Replies: 8
Views: 6933

Re: ENTOMOLOGY - Winter field study?

The streams are full of insects this time of year, overwintering - more insects than at any other time. If you can get a drift net and don't mind sticking your hands into near-freezing water (I've done it, they get used to it much faster than you would expect), or a bucket you can carefully place w...