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Graduated with a B.S. in Biology, Minors in Chemistry and English Literature from the University of Utah.


Feb
19
answered Melting point of a fatty acid?
Feb
19
comment Melting point of a fatty acid?
You'll want to wait for a full answer. All of the answers will affect the melting point to some degree, but whether it's a significant amount is another thing.
Feb
19
comment How can the child and the mother have different blood types?
The fetus makes its own erythrocytes from a combination of the father's and mother's genome. If the mother is B and the father is A, the child will be AB as they are co-dominant. Only 'O' is recessive. This may be a too-basic question for this site...
Feb
18
answered When can I assume individuals marrying into a pedigree are non-carriers?
Feb
18
comment Melting point of a fatty acid?
Are you looking for one answer of the 5, or are multiple answers possible? If it's the latter, then it's 1, 4, 5 from a quick recollection.
Feb
18
comment I'm 20. Can I still grow taller?
@rg255 - Sure, there's going to be variance in everything. However, I don't want to mislead, so I use the averages. Answering 'Yes' when you're talking about 10% of the population is misleading to me.
Feb
18
revised I'm 20. Can I still grow taller?
added 9 characters in body
Feb
18
answered I'm 20. Can I still grow taller?
Feb
18
comment I'm 20. Can I still grow taller?
Edited question to better fit Bio.SE guidelines.
Feb
18
revised I'm 20. Can I still grow taller?
Edited question to fit the Bio.SE requirements and removed personal medical info.
Feb
18
reviewed Edit Are there grass or fiber eating birds?
Feb
18
revised Are there grass or fiber eating birds?
fixed a typo.
Feb
16
reviewed Approve Does GTP-γS (GTP gamma S) bind all GTP-binding proteins?
Feb
13
comment Death because of distilled water consumption
+1. I'm with Recursivelyironic. Most of the ions in our diet come from the foods we eat, not the water we drink. Unless you're sucking down softened water in the shower, your salt and calcium should be coming from your big dietary sources - fruit, veggies, meat, seasonings, etc.
Feb
12
revised What is a Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosomal Adam
Explained inheritance of Mitochondria better.
Feb
12
comment Is there an “Adam and Eve” for each new trait during (not just human) evolution?
@IlyaMelamed - So you're talking about different ways traits evolve. Convergent, divergent, etc. If you can find a way to make that clear in your question, then I'd take away my Duplicate vote since there doesn't seem to be a good question covering evolution of traits.
Feb
12
reviewed Approve Why does throat 'burn' when you've got a common cold?
Feb
12
answered What is a Mitochondrial Eve and Y-chromosomal Adam
Feb
12
comment Is there an “Adam and Eve” for each new trait during (not just human) evolution?
I think I'm with Michael Kuhn. The concepts between the questions are very close. Ultimately the answer is 'Yes' - there's an "Adam and Eve" or "Parent" to every extant species today, but it's probably not like you'd expect. They were simply able to pass on their trait more successfully than others.
Feb
12
comment What is the advantage of circular genomes for bacteria and linear genomes for other organisms?
@Bitwise - I'm sure there are examples of linear chromosomes in Bacteria/Archea. I don't think there's an explicit need for it to be condensed, but its ability to be condensed is very useful to the cell. B/A don't sexually reproduce, may not have a nucleus smaller than the cell to stuff all the DNA in, and may not need to shut down large swathes of genes they are forced to keep around (like women do with many genes on X-chromosomes). So I'd say not necessary, but very useful.