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comment Why do we pass out when we are under attack?
That's like asking why a clock stops if you hit it with a stick. Of course it would be more advantageous to remain conscious. It would also be advantageous to remain alive without a working heart. Unfortunately, our bodies are machines and, like all machines, stop working when they are damaged.
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comment Merge several .ab1 sequence files into a single FASTA file?
Ah. That complicates things. Can you somehow export them as fasta? As any kind of text? I have never been forced to work with any kind of closed or binary format so I have very little experience there. Chromas seems to be able to export to FASTA though.
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comment Merge several .ab1 sequence files into a single FASTA file?
This is probably better suited to Unix & Linux. If you do ask there, make sure to include examples of your input files. I don't know the ab1 format, what does it look like? Is it fasta? Are you just looking for cat *ab1 > out.fa ?
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revised Can axons act as receptors?
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comment Does your iris color have an effect on your vision?
@AstroMax If this answer solved your issue, please take a moment and accept it by clicking on the check mark to the left. That will mark the question as answered and is the way thanks are expressed on the Stack Exchange sites.
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revised What bacteria do unborn babies contain?
Added missing clause. Or is that a linker?
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comment Can plants feel pain?
I think @Remi.b meant that it was, when it lacked a definition of pain. Now, it's just virtually impossible to answer :). Can anything with no CNS feel pain? Perhaps not but everything alive (just about, and including plants) will try to move away from harm. Does that mean they feel pain?
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comment Can plants feel pain?
@wythagoras the Stack Exchange network of sites (to which this site belongs) doesn't do opinion. We're "just the facts, ma'am". A question where multiple answers are valid ("What's your favorite flower") is a bad fit for this site and will be closed as "primarily opinion based". For more on the type of question we deal with, see biology.stackexchange.com/help/dont-ask
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answered Why are sight and sound prerequisites for intelligence?
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revised Why are sight and sound prerequisites for intelligence?
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comment Can plants feel pain?
You'll have to define what you mean by "pain". If you define it as "a signal informing the organism of damage", then yes, they do. If you refer to pain as your or I would feel it, that's a different matter.
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revised Why does milk contained in cartons of milk expand?
MathJax!
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revised Is it true that bees and wasps don't sting if struck by hand while they are in flight?
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revised Laying eggs vs giving birth: is there a connection with internal vs. external ears?
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comment Where’s the flaw in my proposed TB Treatment?
@Lefty good heavens, of course not! Even if your theory worked, it also implies extensive hospitalization. More, in fact, than antibiotic treatment. The patients would need to be hospitalized for the full duration of the treatment, the concentrations of the various gases constantly monitored, doctors and nurses hovering for days etc.
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revised How bad is ethidium bromide in your plasmid for downstream applications?
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