embryogenesis

Quantum biology vs atheism (1)

Peptide synthesis at the origin of life links quantum coherence to coherently organized biology via biophysically constrained viral latency. See: Identification of a micropeptide and multiple secondary cell genes that modulate Drosophila male reproductive success 4/13/21 A noncoding RNA generates amino acid peptides and energy-dependent sperm-competition phenotypes. Moving forward across species, see: Circular RNAs: Novel potential regulators in embryogenesis, female infertility, and pregnancy‐related diseases 4/20/21 Circular RNAs (circRNAs) are endogenous noncoding RNAs with unique cyclic structures. Although they were previously considered…

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An evolutionary theory killer

The eternal significance of microRNAs (3)

Summary:  RNA-Dependent Intergenerational Inheritance of Enhanced Synaptic Plasticity after Environmental Enrichment was not linked to sympatric speciation via The Bull Sperm MicroRNAome and the Effect of Fescue Toxicosis on Sperm MicroRNA Expression Something has gone horribly wrong.   I suspect the overwhelming ignorance of biologically uninformed theorists is the problem because their silence is deafening. When trapped by their ridiculous theories, they no longer kick, scream, or bite (like weasels). They participate in so-called marches like the 2018 March for…

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Olfactory receptor pseudo-pseudogenes

Olfactory receptor pseudo-pseudogenes Abstract: Pseudogenes are generally considered to be non-functional DNA sequences that arise through nonsense or frame-shift mutations of protein-coding genes1. Although certain pseudogene-derived RNAs have regulatory roles2, and some pseudogene fragments are translated3, no clear functions for pseudogene-derived proteins are known. Olfactory receptor families contain many pseudogenes, which reflect low selection pressures on loci no longer relevant to the fitness of a species4. Here we report the characterization of a pseudogene in the chemosensory variant ionotropic glutamate…

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