Tag Archive: niche

No understanding of biodiversity

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No single explanation for biodiversity in Madagascar Excerpt: “The study is part of a larger body of research aimed at identifying the climate, geology and other features of the environment that help bring new species of plants and animals into…
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New technique used in report of atomic-level ecological adaptations

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Archaerhodopsin variants with enhanced voltage-sensitive fluorescence in mammalian and Caenorhabditis elegans neurons Directed evolution of a far-red fluorescent rhodopsin reported as: New technique uses a genetic tool and light to view and map neuronal circuits Excerpt 1): “This [directed evolution]…
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Some neuroscientists think a mutation led to human language development

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Neuroscientists identify key role of language gene Excerpt: “Neuroscientists have found that a gene mutation that arose more than half a million years ago may be key to humans’ unique ability to produce and understand speech.” Excerpt: “…the gene that…
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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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MicroRNA de novo Creation manifested in ecological adaptation

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Linking ‘natural mutants’ and evolution Reservoir of mutations enabled cichlid fish to adapt to varied environments September 3, 2014 | Popular By Leah Eisenstadt, Broad Institute Communications Excerpt: “…the East African cichlid genomes possess an excess of gene duplications; alterations…
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Baby talk: More misrepresentations of ecological adaptations

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Evolution’s Baby Steps by Carl Zimmer Excerpt 1) “When organisms find themselves in a new environment, they develop in a way that helps them cope with their new surroundings. Their descendants may acquire mutations that encode that anatomy in their…
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Nutrient-dependent chromatin organization?

Snf2h-mediated chromatin organization and histone H1 dynamics govern cerebellar morphogenesis and neural maturation open access Conclusion: “…delineating the epigenetic regulation of neuronal development is crucial to our understanding of intellectual-disability disorders caused by mutations in epigenetic modifying enzymes. As a whole,…
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The quantum biology of consciousness

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Everything known about quantum biology “…suggests conscious experience is intrinsically connected to the fine-scale structure of space–time geometry, and that consciousness could be deeply related to the operation of the laws of the universe.” See for review: Consciousness in the universe:…
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Gut microbes and integrative neuroscience

Physics

Diverse Microbes in Hunter-Gatherers’ Guts Modern hunter-gatherers have more diverse microbiota in their guts than do urban Europeans, but lack a few notable species. By Kerry Grens | April 16, 2014 Excerpt: Genetic diversity, rather than particular species, might be a more…
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Humans can do what?

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Science 21 March 2014: Vol. 343 no. 6177 pp. 1370-1372 Humans Can Discriminate More than 1 Trillion Olfactory Stimuli Reported as: Humans can distinguish at least one trillion different odors, study shows Excerpt: “You might move to some part of…
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