population genetics

Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (4)

Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (3) Summary: Nobody wants to belong to the party of losers. One of the best strategies in such a case is evidently an interpretation of the change as a gradual accumulation of knowledge while their work has always been at the cutting edge. — Kalevi Kull Microbiota Manipulations …modified an endogenous Bacteroides promoter sequence to be inducible—it could be turned on or off in mice by adding or omitting an effector molecule in the animals’…

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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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Ecological speciation. Get it, theorists?

A Prkci gene keeps stem cells in check Excerpt: In the presence of Prkci, the Notch pathway remains silent, and stem cells differentiate into specific cell types. My comment: Several days of attempted discussion led to this question Do you get it now, jvk? My response: Everyone who is not a biologically uninformed science idiot gets it. The Zechiedrich lab‘s focus links energy-dependent base pair changes from atoms to ecosystems. The Rosenberg lab‘s focus on stress shows why others must…

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Protein folding and Google page rank

Pheromones.com has been on the first page of a Google search for “pheromones” for several months. See: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=pheromones Today, RNA-mediated.com appeared on the first page of a Google search for “RNA mediated” See: https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=RNA+mediated My domains may remain in a key position for information dissemination, or they may be placed into the background by Google’s algorithms. In either case, it has become clear that RNA-mediated events link the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction to biodiversity in species from microbes to…

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Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular biology (PCMb)

Physics, Chemistry, and Molecular biology (PCMb) link ecological variation to ecological adaptations via a model of gene-cell-tissue-organ-organ system complexity that I first presented in 1992. After adding gene activation by pheromones, I co-authored a book that linked the pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction across species from microbes to man: The Scent of Eros: Mysteries of Odor in Human Sexuality (1995/2002) Since then, others have written books that claimed that pheromones evolved: Pheromones and Animal Behaviour (2003/2014) and one claimed that mammals…

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