Tag Archive: ecological adaptation

Nutrient-dependent sustained fitness is pheromone-controlled

human-evolution

Sustained fitness gains and variability in fitness trajectories in the long-term evolution experiment with Escherichia coli Conclusion:  …adaptation and divergence are continuing unabated in the LTEE, even after many tens of thousands of generations in a constant environment. Reported as:…
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Let there be anti-entropic light (2)

Physics

Without knowing anything about the biophysically constrained chemistry of protein folding that links light-induced amino acid substitutions to the stability of DNA is the organized genomes from plants via bioluminescent bacteria in squid, the pattern of nutrient-dependent biologically-based cause and…
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What if Darwin was not still dead?

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What Would Darwin Think About Modern Darwinism? Excerpt: “Imagine if Darwin could be transported to the present and learn what has become of his theory. What would excite him the most? Would anything disturb or disappoint him? TVOL has polled…
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Physics is dead without a link to chemistry and molecular biology

Physics

Stephen Hawking tells Google ‘philosophy is dead’ Physicist Stephen Hawking has told Google’s Zeitgeist conference that philosophers have not kept up with science and their art is dead Excerpt: In a 40-minute speech, Prof Hawking said that the new “M…
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Behavioral ecology: please continue to believe in our fantasies

terrarium eco system

Behavioral ecology and genomics: new directions, or just a more detailed map? Excerpt 1): “Transcriptome sequencing, often called RNAseq, both sequences and quantifies the portions of the genome being transcribed under conditions of interest (Wang et al. 2009; De Wit…
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Did parental love evolve separately in birds and mammals?

neuronal-plasticity

EDUCATION: SEXUALITY EDUCATION IN THE UNITED STATES Excerpt: Romantic (erotic) love, an important component of human reproductive and sexual behavior, has its origins in parenting behavior. In reptiles, there is neither parental care nor an affectionate or affiliative bond between…
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RNA-mediated species diversification from microbes to primates

diseases-disorders

Mycobacteriophage-drived diversification of Mycobacterium abscessus Biology Direct (15 September 2014) OPEN ACCESS Excerpt (with my emphasis): “Widespread occurrence of phage sequences in almost all studied M. abscessus complex isolates suggests that the rate of prophage invasion is faster than the…
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Laws of Physics are Eliminated from Evolutionary Theory

Physics

Review article: Towards an evolutionary theory of the origin of life based on kinetics and thermodynamics Excerpt: ‘Irreversibility and the kinetic power of reproduction seem to be, at least in principle, sufficient to allow the emergence of life and there…
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Comparing divergent model organisms

Genetic code

Comparative analysis of the transcriptome across distant species Excerpt: Overall, our results underscore the importance of comparing divergent model organisms to human to highlight conserved biological principles (and disentangle them from lineage-specific adaptations). My comment: In the detailed comparisons of…
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Ecologically-adapted Neanderthals are us

When the Neanderthals Disappeared Analysis of 40 European archaeological sites suggests a gradual extinction of Neanderthals over thousands of years. By Anna Azvolinsky | August 20, 2014 Excerpt: “…new sample prep methods that include the filtering of collagen and isolation…
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