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Energy-dependent physical and biophysical constraints (10)

Summary: The entire evolution of the microbial world and the virus world, and the interaction between microbes and viruses and other life forms have been left out of the Modern Synthesis…— Eugene Koonin My comment: Viruses are not life forms. They steal the quantized energy that links sunlight to viral latency in the context of everything known to all serious scientists about the fact that Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction See for comparison: Olfaction Warps Visual…

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Ecological genomics: teleophobes respond (too late)

Forecasting Ecological Genomics: High-Tech Animal Instrumentation Meets High-Throughput Sequencing Conclusion: Twenty years ago, an essay about sequencing genomes and remotely tracking animals across the globe in real time would have been the subject of science fiction. In 2015, there are over 50,000 animals being tracked [12], and single research groups now sequence dozens, up to hundreds, of individual genomes [17,82]. By embracing new technology and integrating these data streams into an ecological genomic framework (Fig 1), we are now poised…

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Do young neurons in the brain evolve?

Brain Gain Young neurons in the adult human brain are likely critical to its function. By Jef Akst | October 1, 2015 Excerpt “The rate at which [new neurons] incorporate is dependent upon experience,” Gage says. My comment: The experience-dependent de novo creation of olfactory receptor genes is the basis for the following representation of biologically-based cause and effect: Feedback loops link odor and pheromone signaling with reproduction Virus-perturbed nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated protein folding biochemistry is the clearest link from nutrient-stress…

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