Tag Archive: invertebrates

Gut bacteria and pheromones

Gut bacteria mediate aggregation in the German cockroach Reported as: Cockroach swarming pheromones produced by gut bacteria Excerpt: … their study highlights the previously overlooked effect of gut flora in communication among insects. Next, they plan to investigate whether gut…
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Extensive molecular evidence vs ridiculous theories

terrarium eco system

Mosquito Genomes Galore Whole-genome sequences of 16 different mosquito species reveal rapid evolution and could inform malaria research. By Ruth Williams | November 27, 2014 Excerpt: “…mosquitoes are rapidly evolving, exhibiting high degrees of gene gains, losses, shuffling, and even…
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Sackler Colloquium: Effects or AFFECTS on Behavior

social interaction and brain

Arthur M. Sackler Colloquium of the National Academy of Sciences, “Epigenetic Changes in the Developing Brain: Effects on Behavior,” held March 28–29, 2014, at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC. The complete program and video recordings of most…
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RNA-mediated species specificity

human-evolution

Species-Specific Scientists uncover striking differences between mouse and human gene expression across a variety of tissues. By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 17, 2014 Excerpt: “…results published today (November 17) in PNAS reveal widespread differences between human and mouse gene expression,…
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MiRNAs methylation and ecological adaptation sans mutations

human-evolution

MiRNAs methylation and ecological adaptation sans mutations  “Our 2003 Molecular and Cellular Biology paper …opened the mechanistic ‘black box’ of the developmental origins of adult disease susceptibility, and firmly placed the word, epigenetics, in the vernacular of this research field.”  — Randy…
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Kohl’s biological laws: more misrepresentations

terrarium eco system

Neanderthals Leave Their Mark on Us JAN. 29, 2014 by Carl Zimmer Excerpt:  “Both studies suggest that Neanderthal genes involved in skin and hair were favored by natural selection in humans. Today, they’re very common in living non-Asians.” See also:…
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Odors epigenetically effect differences in genetic predispositions

Physics

No two people smell the same Excerpt: “A difference at the smallest level of DNA—one amino acid on one gene—can determine whether you find a given smell pleasant. A different amino acid on the same gene in your friend’s body could…
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