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Love C++ and Python programming, and mess with mathematics and algorithms.


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comment Use of amino-acid sequences versus use of nucleotide sequences in phylogenetic analysis
Thanks for the references!
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accepted Use of amino-acid sequences versus use of nucleotide sequences in phylogenetic analysis
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asked Use of amino-acid sequences versus use of nucleotide sequences in phylogenetic analysis
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comment How to build S16 rRNAs phylogenetic trees?
Thanks for pointing to t-coffee!
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accepted How to build S16 rRNAs phylogenetic trees?
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asked How to build S16 rRNAs phylogenetic trees?
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comment Why do eukaryotic organisms have introns in their DNA?
I was explaining it to my girlfriend: imagine you have two rooms in your two-and-a-kitchen house full of cartridges of adhesive tape... you really don't need it, but have no way of getting rid of it. Now, the hose of the vacuum cleaner gets broken, and you take a small amount of adhesive tape (you have so much) and patch it... nobody would seriously believe that you were storing all that much adhesive tape for that sake, and you rather should have ordered a new hose. But you did the best of your circumstances. That much is going on in eukariotic genetics: easy and dirty patches everywhere.
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awarded  Critic
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comment Why do eukaryotic organisms have introns in their DNA?
While this is a good "how" answer that resumes what we know now, is not by any means a "why" answer. For example, what's the limitation of prokariotic regulation that introns solve? Why do nature needs to squeeze more proteins in a single gene and then have 93% of garbage in the rest of the genome? I think that the answer by @apoz it is a better fit.
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accepted (Rough) Model for DNA evolution in E. coli genes
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comment (Rough) Model for DNA evolution in E. coli genes
That helps a lot, I just added some papers from the people at MIC to my reading list. My core question was this: what are the differences between DNA stretches under selective pressure and DNA stretches which is garbage... I suspect that because there is not that much garbage in bacterial genomes, I might very well not care that much.
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comment (Rough) Model for DNA evolution in E. coli genes
@jonsca: Thanks for the edit!
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comment (Rough) Model for DNA evolution in E. coli genes
@rwst Thanks. To your question: yes.
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asked (Rough) Model for DNA evolution in E. coli genes
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