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- Wed Dec 31, 2014 8:23 pm
- Forum: Off Topic Discussion
- Topic: formatted word list for word processor
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I'm looking for a list of biology words separated by new lines, so that I can program a macro to add all the words to my word processor's dictionary. Any list of biology words will do, so inform me about other options. However, this site has a particularly impressive dictionary of terms. If the admi...
- Wed Dec 03, 2014 12:31 am
- Forum: Microbiology
- Topic: Virus Questions [Science Fiction]
- Replies: 3
- Views: 8874
Don't listen to him. he has no imagination. Viruses can't translate their genetic material into proteins except by hijacking a cell. It will have to build its body from inside the host. Maybe this virus hijacks the reproductive system to grow itself. Unfortunately, I don't see how something as compl...
What "strategies"? And who is the "we" here - all eukaryotes? all organisms that are stuck with their inherited genetics, are exclusively sexual, have long generation times, place large investments in few offspring, and whose success depends on which chromosomes they recombine t...
This is a potentially interesting topic since our mitochondria are non-recombinatory, and our strategies may not be adapted for non-recombinatory evolution. This directly relates to whether our mtDNA should be evolving and not just "stabilizing".
There are genetic diseases caused by defects carried on the mitochondrial chromosome that can have clear phenotypic consequences. http://www.umdf.org/site/c.8qKOJ0MvF7LUG/b.7934627/k.3711/What_is_Mitochondrial_Disease.htm But a quick read suggests they don'y produce "traits" like the dist...
- Wed Nov 19, 2014 4:56 pm
- Forum: General Discussion
- Topic: Could Hardy-Weinberg terminology be more precise?
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I just noticed how well the Hardy-Weinberg principle suits the definitions of the terms. Wonderfully, they seem to have encompassed all possibilities, but the five (or six) mechanisms of change seem to overlap on the scenarios they can describe. Could biologists simplify the concepts into something ...