Excerpt: “Ash around the tree contained DNA fragments matching the Angolan free-tailed bat, known to survive infections with Ebola.”
My comment: “This was reported in one of my trade publications as: “… the current Ebola outbreak ravaging three west African nations could have started with fruit bats in Zambia.”
The obvious link from frugivory to vitamin C and DNA repair/stability in frugivous bats seems to have escaped the attention of many researchers, despite its link to adaptive radiation in bats that may carry the virus because of their higher “avian-like” body temperatures.”
Attempts to combat viruses must begin with an understanding of cell type differentiation. Reporting that viruses mutate contributes to obfuscation of facts associated with the nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled stability of organized genomes in species from microbes to man. When only the trade publications of medical laboratory scientists report the link between fruit bats and viruses, only serious scientists will recognize the most likely cause and effect relationship.
Evolutionary theorists and other pseudoscientists will continue to contribute to deaths by viruses that they may seriously think mutate despite what is known about the role that amino acid substitutions play in virulence and in transmission across species.
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