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Jun
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comment Are trees the only source of large amounts of oxygen?
Why trees? They represent a very small part of the plant population of the planet. They just happen to be big.
Jun
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comment How do I find the number of child terms associated with a specific GO term?
@Wolgast different ontology versions presumably. Or a completely different SQL schema. The ontology files are not static, They change quite a bit and quite often. What you need is the number found in the specific ontology file you happen to be using. Don't assume that different online versions will give you the same result.
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answered How do I find the number of child terms associated with a specific GO term?
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comment How do I find the number of child terms associated with a specific GO term?
Does it need to be done using QuickGO? Would you be open to downloading the ontology .obo file and parsing it? Do you only want direct child terms or all descendent terms (children, grandchildren etc)?
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Jun
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comment Load specific sequences in with BioSeqIO
By the way, you might be interested in my retrieveseqs.pl script. You could use that to extract the sequence you want and then run your script on it. Alternatively, use fastaindex and fastafetch from the exonerate suite.
Jun
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comment Load specific sequences in with BioSeqIO
This would be on topic on Stack Overflow. You can also ask on biostars.org, a site dedicated to bioinformatics.
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Jun
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comment Are there any culinary fruits that are not botanically fruits or accessory fruits?
I think this would be better suited to Seasoned Advice (though I'm not sure about that site's scope, you should check first). You're not really asking anything biological here, you're asking about misnomers that chefs might be using.
Jun
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comment Are there any culinary fruits that are not botanically fruits or accessory fruits?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it's not about biology but about what chefs consider a fruit.
Jun
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comment Are there examples of now-living species where one is descended from the other?
Very nice breakdown, +1. One nitpick, however: the unit of "evolvedness", if such a thing could be said to exist, would not be years but generations. A bacterial species is way more "evolved" than a mammal since they've had several orders of magnitude more generations in which to evolve. While I agree that saying "X is more evolved than Y" is nonsensical, if you do choose to make such a statement, you need to think in terms of generations and not time. Time is irrelevant, it is only the number of generations that counts.
Jun
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reviewed Reopen Why does the human brain not overfit when training at some task?
Jun
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reviewed Leave Open What is cross-immunoreactivity, and how does it impact vaccine development?
Jun
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comment How are behaviors genetically coded in animals?
Some will probably be genetic, yes, but many will be learned. Just like you learned from your parents and will teach your children. What makes you think that any learned behaviors are passed down genetically? They might be, perhaps through some form of epigenetic modification, but it's unlikely to be very common.
Jun
3
comment Help with STRING database
Please define "physically interacting". Do you mean direct, binary interactions or do you also want complexes and immunoprecipitation results? What are you starting from? A specific protein? All proteins? Please edit your question and make it more specific. Also, what do you mean by "generate"? Do you just want to generate it on STRING or do you also need to export it somehow?
Jun
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comment From a computer science perspective, how is DNA compared for various purposes?
@LamonteCristo lower case can mean various things depending on the source of the sequence. It is often used to indicate i) low quality data, cases where sequencing errors are likely or ii) masked sequences, repetitive elements and the like. You probably don't need to worry about it. As for sample data, no, sorry. I've never worked with that sort of thing. Sample sequences in general are trivial to fins (have a look at the NCBI nucleotide database.
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answered From a computer science perspective, how is DNA compared for various purposes?