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Jun
27
comment When a Lysosome's bonding sites all get bonded to, what is the most resource and energy efficient way to handle the used Lysosome?
Enzymes are catalysts, i.e. by definition they don't get used up. More info on "cellular garbage disposal" can be found here: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lysosome
Jun
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is a “Fact” any theory for which there is overwhelming evidence in any field other than biology?
Jun
17
comment Information Gene HBA2
you could also use wikipedia as a starting point: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hemoglobin,_alpha_2 for many genes this will give you already a good overview and links to sources
Jun
17
comment Information Gene HBA2
Hello, where have you tried to find information on HBA2?
Jun
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on extinction tag wiki excerpt
Jun
8
comment Comparing BLAST and the Smith-Waterman algorithm
BLAST uses a heuristic, but mainly to cut down the time spent looking for homologs, not to produce better alignment. So BLAST is not more accurate than S-W, but often times accurate enough.
Jun
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Food Intake versus ability to flee among birds, particularly the hummingbird?
May
30
awarded  Excavator
May
30
revised Protein data bank syntax: Can two protein secondary structures “overlap”?
added 65 characters in body; edited tags
May
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does arterial blood always flow away from the heart?
May
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What kind of mushroom(?) is this?
May
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why is the blood pressure in the superior vena cava during inhalation less than during the exhalation?
May
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on If Evolution Is In Progress, Why Fight Extinction?
May
8
comment Are there more descriptive ways of naming genes and gene interactions?
@AlexStone: there are pathways that can be given a nice name, e.g. genome.jp/kegg/pathway.html -- but even then there will be more functions to the pathway than what can be encapsulated in the name
May
7
answered Are there more descriptive ways of naming genes and gene interactions?
May
4
revised How many species did Carl Linnaeus classify?
fix links
May
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on molecular-evolution tag wiki excerpt
May
2
comment Do marine deep sea life forms exhibit circadian rhythms? If so, what entrains them?
very interesting question. just a pointer: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/… plankton migrates between 100 and 1000 meters of depth, so there are regular signals communicated downwards
Apr
30
awarded  Altruist
Apr
24
awarded  Investor