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Pheromones and RNA-mediated events (A)

This is the output from my current Endnote Library of citations by authors where the first author’s last name begins with an A Abbasi, K. (2007). The smell of false hope. J R Soc Med., 100(6), 251. Abend, P., Pflüger, L. S., Koppensteiner, M., Coquerelle, M., & Grammer, K. The sound of female shape: a redundant signal of vocal and facial attractiveness. Evolution and Human Behavior(0). doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.evolhumbehav.2014.10.004 Abi-Rached, J. M., & Rose, N. (2010). The birth of the neuromolecular…

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Let there be anti-entropic light (1)

Summary: Light-induced amino acid substitutions link cell type differentiation in plants to nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled reproduction in animals via the biophysically constrained chemistry of protein folding. Protein folding is perturbed by mutations that limit the ability of organisms to adapt to ecological variation. Viruses contribute to mutations. The sun’s biological energy appears to supply the anti-entropic force that links entropic elasticity to the development of successful morphological and behavioral phenotypes that are exemplified in extant versus extinct biodiversity. The importance of…

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RNA-protein interactions reveal biophysical to ecological landscapes

Quantitative analysis of RNA-protein interactions on a massively parallel array reveals biophysical and evolutionary landscapes RNA-protein interactions are tethered to DNA via ultra-high-throughput measurement of the RNA-protein interactions that link amino acid substitutions to cell type differentiation. Differences in affinity are often driven by sequence-specific changes in both association and dissociation rates that rapidly link bio-physical constrained RNA-mediated protein folding to models that provide “…generalizable insight into the biophysical basis and evolutionary consequences of sequence-function relationships.” This is the generalizable…

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  • What Darwin proved: there’s no such thing as a species
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  • Randomness and Divine Providence
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