Tag Archive: model organism

Olfaction, ecology, and intelligence

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“I should think we might fairly gauge the future of biological science, centuries ahead by estimating the time it will take to reach a complete comprehensive understanding of odor. It may not seem a profound enough problem to dominate all…
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Transgenerational germline maintenance

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Studying Germline Maintenance from an Environmental Perspective   Excerpt: “…we are using the model system Caenorhabditis elegans. The genetic tools available in the nematode allow the mechanistic dissection of environmentally disrupted germline pathways as well as the comprehensive interrogation of our chemical…
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Comparing divergent model organisms

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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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Thermodynamics and thermoregulation (revisited)

“Natural selection “selects” at the molecular level for thermodynamic interactions that result in adaptive evolution via thermoregulation.” Kohl (2013) Attempts to move forward with the discussion of thermodynamics and thermoregulation led to this exchange between Feierman and me on the…
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Human pheromones, nutrition, DNA, epigenetics

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Natural selection for a well-nourished conspecific that is reproductively fit is ensured via the epigenetic effects of nutrient chemicals and pheromones.