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In response to Oreotrephes answer I see fit to point that the selective pressure against an insect being pink and a manual being pink is quite different but could also be the same. Take our species for example: the first humans were dark skinned thought to be as a genetic advantage to our then dark forrest and tree land environment. As we evolved into a ...


Pink individuals of the katydid species Amblycorypha oblongifolia are a relatively uncommon but natural phenomenon with a long history of research. It looks from popular press accounts (Science Friday, Scientific American) that the pink coloration may be caused by a dominant allele, and is only rare because of a high selection pressure against pink ...


You might use the frequency of thymine-thymine dimers to extrapolate the rate of UV induced damage. This has been studied but I couldn't find a paper in human cell lines. It appears different cell lines have different susceptibilities to thymine-thymine dimers. The majority of DNA mutation in healthy people comes from endogenous sources, not radiation. ...


Efflux pumps are common in bacteria, as well as eukaryotes. The mutations included in their model would not include efflux pumps. A mutation could potentially affect the efficiency of a pump in a strain but the mutations in their model are not creating the pumps.


Also I don't know what kind of genetic input your given but if there is variation in origin ie some saliva some cheek skin then there could be a tissue based difference in the genome.


The answer provided by @MCM contains an important chunk of information (Bioluminescence!) but it does not answer the question entirely. First, let's correct a misunderstanding in the question. Sunlight does penetrate beyond 200m in the ocean. The intensity is not enough for photosynthesis to occur (and thus no phytoplankton below 200m) but depths between ...


I don't know, whether the organism you are working with is diploid, but suspect it's an animal (or even a mammal), so the most parsimonious explanation would be that you have homozygotes and heterozygotes at this SNP-position.

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