hydrogen-atom transfer in DNA base pairs in solution

More refutations of neo-Darwinian nonsense

New CRISPR–Cas systems from uncultivated microbes In bacteria, we discovered two previously unknown systems, CRISPR-CasX and CRISPR-CasY, which are among the most compact systems yet identified. Notably, all required functional components were identified by metagenomics, enabling validation of robust in vivo RNA-guided DNA interference activity in E. coli. Interrogation of environmental microbial communities combined with in vivo experiments allows access to an unprecedented diversity of genomes whose content will expand the repertoire of microbe-based biotechnologies. They discovered that energy-dependent RNA-mediated…

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The futility of The Battlefield FB group

Apparently, Paul Hartley blocked me from further discussion of his OP about dinosaurs and gladiators before I could ask if he thought “The Battlefield” is a “false flag” group. Does anyone else think that?   If so, do you think it can survive publication of experimental evidence that links responsive supramolecular systems to stepwise changes in the assembly of metal complexes via induction of a light-driven rotary motor scaffold akin to the bacterial flagellum of P. fluorescens? See: Dynamic control…

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Phylogenetic similarity sans energy

Phylogenetic Similarity of Popular Rice Varieties from Different Sources (2016) Cites: Sablok and Shekhawat (2008) Excerpt: “Microsatellites, often abbreviated as simple sequence repeats (SSRs), are 1 to 5 bp repeat mutation prone motifs. Due to mutation prone specific and high rate of polymorphism, microsatellites (SSR) have become a modern genetic resource tool for the genetic mapping studies, developing and establishing new patterns of molecular breeding and in inferring the phylogenetic and comparative genome analysis. These repetitive stretches are distributed in…

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Light, behavior and autophagy, a gender-specific risk factor

Structure of photosystem II and substrate binding at room temperature Excerpt: PS II, a membrane-bound multi-subunit pigment protein complex, couples the one-electron photochemistry at the reaction centre with the four-electron redox chemistry of water oxidation at the Mn4CaO5 cluster in the oxygen-evolving complex (OEC). New, detailed snapshots capture photosynthesis at room temperature The living machinery responsible for photosynthesis – while commonplace and essential to life on Earth – is still not fully understood. It is understood at every level of…

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Top-down adaptation vs bottom-up evolution

Who rules the waves? – Viruses might just be bit players in the drama of the seas. Then again, they could be major actors Excerpt: Most consider viruses to be a legion of cripples, sterilised by ultraviolet radiation and rendered impotent by hosts that are largely immune to their threat. But a few researchers take the opposite view. And if they turn out to be right, viruses could radically alter the balance of life in the oceans, ripping away huge…

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The natural success of RNAi and failed treatment

see my other blog posts on m6A Dynamics of Human and Viral RNA Methylation during Zika Virus Infection Excerpt: …ZIKV infection alters m6A location in mRNAs, methylation motifs, and target genes modified by methyltransferases. Our results identify a mechanism by which ZIKV interacts with and alters host cell functions. Reported as: Zika virus infection alters human and viral RNA Excerpt: When Zika virus infects a human cell, Rana’s team found, the cell modifies viral RNA with m6A as a means…

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The last RNA-mediated theory killer (2)

Autophagy (epigenetically effected by nutrient-energy and controlled by the physiology of reproduction) See for comparison: Virus-driven energy theft and epigenetically-effected autophagy Selleck Chem product use citations Excerpts: Pathological axonal death through a MAPK cascade that triggers a local energy deficit. Inhibitors of cellular kinases with broad-spectrum antiviral activity for hemorrhagic fever viruses. A causal link from ALK to hexokinase II overexpression and hyperactive glycolysis in EML4-ALK-positive lung cancer. The number of citations to published works that link the use of…

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Chromatin: The structure of DNA

Update on Inflammation and Degenerative Brain Disease Excerpt: While mapping connections of neurons has become the holy grail of current neuroscience, it is clear that communication of neurons with many other types cells is, also, vitally important to every aspect of brain function. My comment: Understanding dementia was placed into the context of understanding how virus-driven energy theft alters the de novo creation of olfactory receptor genes and causes the loss of function that is linked to all pathology via…

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The Aquatic Ape / Waterside Ape divergence

See also: The Aquatic Ape: New evidence? (9/8/16) Walt Patrick  Now that I’m semi-retired…. My major focus is the development of village-scale energy sovereignty. I believe that sustainable community stands on an interlocking foundation of effective and sustainable energy systems, and I’m working to develop ways that a community can meet its energy needs without having to rely on multi-national energy corporations. My comment: Thanks to Walt for introducing me to Elaine Morgan’s work. He loaned me his copy of…

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Light energy-induced base pair changes (2)

See: Light energy-induced base pair changes (1) To help others move forward via the concept of energy-dependent biophysically constrained RNA-mediated protein folding and what is known about how virus-driven energy theft is linked to all pathology, see also: Subatomic Particles, Part 1: Leptons Subatomic Particles, Part 2: Baryons, the Substance of the Cosmos Subatomic Particles, Part 3: Mesons If you are not ready to start from the de novo creation of the energy in a hydrogen atom, you may need…

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