Comparative analysis of regulatory information and circuits across distant species Excerpt: “…structural properties of regulatory networks are remarkably conserved and that orthologous regulatory factor families […]
the only thing wrong with mathematical models of cause and effect is that they attribute indirect genetic effects, direct genetic effects, and affects on behavior to something unknown
it does help to make the differences between behaviorists and biologists more apparent, and I admire the way it clearly shows that the behaviorists have it backwards
Olfactory/pheromonal input epigenetically causes the creation of new genes.
What the honeybee queen eats determines her pheromone production. Her pheromones determine everything else about the social interactions of the colony including the neuroanatomy of the worker bees’ brains.
Taken together, these two open-access articles from the supplement offer a concise and reasonably accurate overview of the receptor-mediated events that are required for adaptive evolution.
Epigenetic influences of nutrition and socialization on intracellular signalling pathways link epigenetic cause directly to gene activation and stochastic gene expression are required for genetically predisposed phenotypic changes in the body and behavior of organisms from microbes to man.
…we can only wonder about how much information is processed when odor receptors that number in the hundreds generate electrical signals associated with olfactory/pheromonal assessment of environmental factors associated with the colors we see.