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Oct
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revised Can the RNA in the HIV virus make viral enzymes without entering the nucleus?
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Oct
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comment Do the bacterial species X, Y, Z code for proteins A, B, C?
@codax that's a completely different question! What are you trying to do? WHat do you have and what are you looking for? Don't you have a list of proteins in species X and want to find them in species Y?
Oct
4
comment Effect of a doubling of the start codon in a gene
Very good answer and +1. Just a nitpick: strictly speaking, there are actually tRNAs that recognize STOP codons. Such nonsense tRNAs can be the product of a specific mutation but also, as is the case for tRNASec, wild type sequences that insert a specific amino acid.
Oct
4
comment Effect of a doubling of the start codon in a gene
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Oct
4
revised Meaning of “pure” in “pure plant DNA” (horizontally transferred to bacteria in soil conditions)
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Oct
3
comment Are there examples of animals that adapt to their environment very quickly? The phenomenon is called Phenoptic Plasticity
First of all, that also happens with all animals. If you have enough food, you grow big, if you don't you remain small. Please edit your question and clarify.
Oct
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reviewed Approve Why are there no known animals with an odd number of legs?
Oct
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comment Are there examples of animals that adapt to their environment very quickly? The phenomenon is called Phenoptic Plasticity
What do you mean? All of them do. Every single one.
Oct
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revised Do the bacterial species X, Y, Z code for proteins A, B, C?
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Oct
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comment Do the bacterial species X, Y, Z code for proteins A, B, C?
I think the OP needs to identify genes in the genomic sequence and only has proteins from one species. Multiple alignment won't help.
Oct
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answered Do the bacterial species X, Y, Z code for proteins A, B, C?
Oct
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reviewed Leave Open Why do we urinate more when we are nervous?
Oct
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reviewed Close Can anyone please help me identify this plant?
Oct
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comment Can anyone please help me identify this plant?
Thanks for the edit, but please answer all 5 questions that AliceD asked.
Oct
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reviewed Close How to find a Cancer PPI network data
Oct
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comment How to find a Cancer PPI network data
What Cancer? What species? Please edit your question and make it more specific.
Sep
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comment How does RNA transcription know which half of the DNA to use?
@AliceD good grief, when did not knowing something not directly related to your field become a reason to feel dumb? Did I miss a meeting? My PhD was on gene prediction and genome annotation, so this is my bread and butter. Just don't ask me to describe the Krebs cycle :)
Sep
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Sep
25
comment How does RNA transcription know which half of the DNA to use?
@AliceD that would be pretty much any genome paper or undergraduate text book, really. For a visual overview, have a look at this. You'll see genes in both directions, so on both strands (the direction is given by the arrows in the lines representing the genes).
Sep
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revised Are all Y-chromosomes the same?
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