Viral Infection

Optoribogenetic-driven sympatric speciation (1)

For presentation during session: Polycomb and chromatin remodeling Historical perspective: Yet another kind of epigenetic imprinting occurs in species as diverse as yeast, Drosophila, mice, and humans and is based upon small DNA-binding proteins called “chromo domain” proteins, e.g., polycomb. These proteins affect chromatin structure, often in telomeric regions, and thereby affect transcription and silencing of various genes… Small intranuclear proteins also participate in generating alternative splicing techniques of pre-mRNA and, by this mechanism, contribute to sexual differentiation in at…

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The tipping point (revisited): 100K (3)

More than 100,000 indexed published works that mention microRNAs link the Creation of anti-entropic virucial light from light-activated microRNA biogenesis to RNA-mediated autophagy via the physiology of reproduction and biophysically constrained viral latency in all living genera. See for review: The tipping point (revisited): 100K (1) at MicroRNA-mediated.pro See for review: The tipping point (revisited): 100K (2) at Autophagy.pro Moving forward to what is known about how microRNAs are linked from RNAs to healthy longevity see: Autophagy regulation by microRNAs:…

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Light-activated carbon fixation did not evolve (4)

Summary: Dobzhansky was joking about the time it would take for the creation of light to cause the energy-dependent fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions, which link food energy to the creation of enyzmes that metabolized food. His joke extends from the creation of sunlight — as the “light of evolution” — to the species-specific pheromone-controlled physiology of reproduction and cell type differentiation in chimpanzees and humans compared to gorillas via one amino acid substitution. The joke was played on…

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Increased soil pH and nutrient availability

The work found that this disposal and stockpiling of shells, as well as the people’s use of fire, altered the forest through increased soil pH and important nutrients, and also improved soil drainage. The study appears in Nature Communications. It was reported as: People enhanced the environment, not degraded it, over past 13,000 years 1) Fishing of intertidal shellfish intensified in the area over the past 6,000 years, resulting in the accumulation of deep shell middens, in some cases more…

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