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What is the convention for indicating genomic primer sites?

What is the most common notation for indicating genomic binding sites of primers relative to an ORF? For instance, if I want to indicate a primer like so: ...
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What is difference between several mRNA RefSeq for one gene?

I'm looking for a mRNA RefSeq sequences for a given gene in the UCSC genome browser by searching gene name say "HLA-F" in human, ...
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Can a brown recluse bite lead to diabetes?

Ok, I realize that this question may seem crazy at first glance. I would agree. Also, this does deal with a medical diagnosis, however, as I'm more concerned with the explanation behind it, I figured ...
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What happens when no oxygen is present for respiration? do we die? [on hold]

What happens when no oxygen is present for respiration?
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why RNA exist in life?

why some organisms has only RNA and not DNA ? and if RNA is sufficient to sustain life why different life forms developed DNA ?
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Golgi Apparatus VS Dictyosomes [on hold]

I was told that in plants the Dictyosomes are the same thing as the Golgi Apparatus in animals. Are they really the same structure? If they are, why is there a different name in plant cells VS ...
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Can someone die from pain?

I'm a CNA and I just got home from a very long day at work. I just started this job and I got hurt at work last night which made me wonder can enough pain cause death (without suicide)? I think the ...
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From where does the shell of turtle appears?

How is this shell formed? I searched on Google and found some answers regarding why it is formed and what is it made up of, but I want to know about the procedure. I Googled and found the following ...
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What determines excrement's caliber?

Often, when I defecate, pieces of feces have a clearly-defined shape and size — both length and width (that is, cross-sectional diameter, or caliber). And that width seems to vary quite a bit. ...
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Effect of magnets on health [on hold]

Could carrying a magnet around ones neck be potentially dangerous? For heart patients the answer is clearly yes, but what about healthy individuals? Moreover, some internet sources say magnets could ...
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Plot coverage per base for BAM file

I have a BAM file and a BED file for my own chromosome. I would like to get coverage per base and ideally construct a histogram of coverage across each gene. The motivation is to visualise the ...
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Properties that can be derived from amino acid sequences

What are the properties that can be derived from an amino acid sequence apart from those mentioned in the website? In the mentioned website, the properties that can be calculated from amino acid ...
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1answer
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Equilibrium and Metabolism: Can cells exist at STATIC equilibrium? What about dynamic equilibrium?

I understand that in closed systems, once reactions reach equilibrium, they can no longer be used to power other reactions. If a cell was a closed system (which it is not), being at equilibrium would ...
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What is the significance in an alpha-helix being right-handed or left-handed?

Why is that often when alpha-helices are discussed, it is also mentioned their direction - right-handed (clockwise) or left-handed (anti-clockwise)? I have heard that left-handed alpha-helices are ...
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What kind of larvae are these?

My uncle was helping us spray the garage for ants, and he stumbled across a huge batch of some type of larvae. According to him... "It looked like a long, narrow clump of mud. When I broke it ...
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What is “chain identifier” in PDB?

The PDB file format is explained here. My question is what "chain identifier" is exactly? What is the difference between two residues which have the same sequence number but different chain ...
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Why Do Bruises Change Colors? [on hold]

The bruses 1st have a red colour which is understandable. but later several blue , yellow , slightly greenish and brown also? How does the colour changes ?
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Can bigger persons generally resist g-forces better?

I've seen a claim that bigger persons generally resist g-forces worse than smaller in an undergraduate biology book. However this claim was supported by the argument that blood has to travel a longer ...
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What makes tones sufficiently useful that it would lead to the evolution of tonal processing?

I will define a "tone" as  a steady periodic sound. As an example, I consider a sinusoidal wave to be a tone. By "tonal processing", I mean ratio relationships between the notes. For instance, if I ...
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Are all dipeptides synthesizable?

Probably a basic question, but are all possible dipeptides synthesizable? For 20 amino acids, there should be in principle 190 dipeptides; do they all exist or is there chemistry that makes some ...
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Why are published chromosome counts for polyploids often incorrect by an integer multiplication factor of the original diploid like count?

Why are published chromosome counts (done using techniques such as root smashes) for polyploidy flowering plants often incorrect by a multiplication factor of 2 or 3 from the original diploid like ...
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Why do we pass out when we are under attack?

It is known that we might pass out, but not die, when we are under attack, e.g. got striken at the neck, blown by blunt object at the cerebellum etc. Wouldn't it be more "advantageous" to be conscious ...
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Halophiles' food habit

We know that halophiles are heterotrophic.! But in those highly saline environment what do these organisms eat as there might be very little chance of survival of any other organism?
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What type of jellyfish is this

I have been swimming in the seas around Minorca and saw a jellyfish I had not seen before. I have tried to find it and have (eventually) found 1 single picture of the jellyfish. The problem I ...
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What could cause spiral tree growth?

While hiking through one of the areas burned in the 1988 Yellowstone fires, I noticed that some of the trees appeared to have grown in spiral patterns. Most downed trees have crack patterns that ...
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Everytime I remember I have tinnitis… my ears starts ringing. As long as I don't remember that I have tinnitis, no ear-ringing occurs. Why is that? [on hold]

Tinnitis is a "disease" that makes your ear do an annoying ringing sound... out of nowhere. After some minutes, it goes away. Then comes back some time later. Then goes away. Then comes back. On and ...
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1answer
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Determine if two molecule structures are the same molecule (perhaps in different conformations)?

I have two .pdb files describing two (small ligand) molecular structures. I need to determine if these two pdbs describe the same molecule, perhaps in different spatial conformations. Is there a ...
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668 views

Can an organism exist as a single cell but come together as multi-cellular during certain times?

I am trying to remember a particular segment from a BBC special, in which there was single cellular species. However, at certain times all the individual cells came together to form a structure, not ...
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1answer
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Is the ringing sound in the ears caused by dying ear cells?

I was recently watching the movie "Children of Men" (great movie) by Alfonso Cuarón. Now in a certain scene, the lead actor happens to be nearby a loud explosion. Later, when he complains about the ...
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connect three coding sequences with IRES

To express two proteins at once in mammalian cells, expression vectors carrying an IRES (internal ribosomal entry site) are available. Does anyone know any attempt to express three proteins using two ...
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What is the highest pressure at which plants can survive?

Inspired by this awesome question, I'm looking for the corresponding maximum: what is the highest air pressure at which plant life can survive? For example, Venus's atmosphere is about 90x as dense ...
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22 views

What is the full form of all the Immunoglobulin? [on hold]

What is the exact meaning and full form of IGm IgG Iga etc. and I need some extra information about all the classes of IG?
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Are there any scientifically proven effects of having many sexual partners?

First of all, I am sorry if anyone of you find my question offensive. Second of all, I am not talking about STDs here. And finally, I am also not talking about cultural perception here as well. I do ...
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Is there an organism which is “The Opposite of Hydra”?

My understanding is that if hydra is cut into pieces, each piece can evolve into a new hydra. What I'm looking for is whether there exists an organism with a this property reversed, that is, if two or ...
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How much oil you can get from a dead animal

This is purely speculative, but is there a formula to calculate how much oil you can get from 1 Kg of biomass? I've seen bioreactors in farms where they put dung, vegetable scraps, and all bio ...
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1answer
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Bioinformatics - DNA binding, sequence-specific protein data

I am a computer scientist and we are working on protein function prediction algorithms. Right now, we would like to examine protein-DNA binding properties computationaly. For this, we would make use ...
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What does it mean a “H4K20me1 has a diffuse profile”?

From the paper: H2A.Z is representative of localized signals. H4K20me1 shows the typical behavior of chromatin modifications with a diffuse profile. What does it mean a 'diffuse profile'? Does ...
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Peak calling for TF and histone modification

I was viewing different methods for peak calling and came across two quite similar concepts but still different methods: MACS and SICER. The main difference is that SICER uses nonoverlapping sliding ...
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Charges on the electrodes in a Galvanic Cell? [on hold]

As we know that Charge on the Anode is positive and cathode is negative. But in a Galvanic Cell These Charges are opposite As Galvanic cells Anode is Negative and Cathode is positive. Why is this so? ...
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In which phenomena does one gene pair hide the effect of other unit?

This question was asken in an exam, The answer they are saying is "Epistasis". But I think "Dominance" fits better, because it is not mentioned whether genes of same allele are to be considered or ...
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Can anyone ID this ant queen species?

It was found in Hong Kong! Below are a few basic information: Place: Hong Kong Habitat: Forest. I live very close to a mountain with lots of forestation. Where Collected: Found it in my window ...
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Partial Contribution By One Parent

For flowering plants, what might cause the genome size of offspring from a cross between 2 diploid parent of differing genome size to reflect only a partial contribution by the larger genome size ...
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Can ' functional' stress 'forced upon' a cell actually cause cell mutations when they divide and reproduce?

If a group of cells are forced to go beyond their regular biological parameters that they should be under given ' healthy' functioning and while existing in these stressed states some of the cells ...
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Why would a venus fly traps mouth that's still “chewing” die?

A venus fly trap produces leaves that act like traps for insects. A trapped insect is digested over several days. The trap then opens again to catch another insect. These traps regularly die off. ...
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1answer
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Methylation Data for Erythrocytes (Red Blood Cells)?

Why is it that white blood cells (leukocytes) are highly characterized in DNA methylation pure cell line profiling, but I can't find any profiles of red blood cells (erythrocytes)? Is blood considered ...
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Nature vs Nurture in Rooster mating dance: Are roosters lame dancers because they never learned any better?

I've seen, read about, or heard several avian courtship dances, flights, songs, and other rituals. They are general very impressive, fancy, and beautiful. Roosters, by comparison, are quite lame. The ...
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Mitosis Maths Question Chromosomes [on hold]

I just wanted to ask regarding mitosis... if a body cell starts with 24 chromosomes, then how many will the new cells have? Thanks, Bob.
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1answer
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Why Do we close our eyes while sneezing?

Google says germs may fall on eyes from our sneeze but it happens all the time . Also it says it a part of contraction. What may happen if we sneezing wirh our eyes open ?
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can the regeneration mechanism be used in humans that of lizards?

how lizards grow their tail again like is there any mechanism or specific protein which helps them to regrow their tail? can the mechanism of regeneration be used in humans to regenerate our limbs is ...
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After a night of drinking, why am I hungry for information? [on hold]

This is a tough question to phrase appropriately, but I will try my best. Last night, I had a small party at my house, and we ended up drinking a lot of alcohol, both beer and liquor. I was no where ...

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