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Sep
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comment Did I just watch a spider die?
@AliceD why is this off topic? The underlying question seems to be "what happens when a spider dies"? It seems on topic as far as I can tell.
Sep
9
reviewed Leave Open Nature of Dengue Fever Genetic Material
Sep
9
answered gene duplicated on genome but is different
Sep
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revised Are all dipeptides synthesizable?
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Sep
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comment What is the evolutionary tradeoff against primates producing multiple offsprings (litter)?
This is not a duplicate. The answer here is not simply "because not everything advantageous will evolve", this question involves the classic tradeoff between litter/offspring size and the energy expended to care for them. It would not actually be beneficial for primates to have larger litter sizes.
Sep
6
comment Why do the deoxyribonucleotides use T and ribonucleotides use U?
"It just an oxygen atom". Umm... If you remove an oxygen atom from water, you get a highly flammable gas and not something you would drink to quench your thirst. There's no such thing as "it's just a single atom". Changing an atom is a huge difference.
Sep
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comment Are all dipeptides synthesizable?
Yeah, a negative result wouldn't have been conclusive but a positive one is. My assumption was that if a dipeptide occurs in a protein, it can be synthesized. You seem to be suggesting that the dipeptide alone might not be stable and could need the rest of the peptide in order to be so. That's quite interesting and may well be the case but my structural chemistry knowledge is pitiful so I won't venture an opinion on it. As for larger Ns, my script won't help you much. It's a very simplistic approach.
Sep
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answered Are all dipeptides synthesizable?
Sep
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comment Why do we pass out when we are under attack?
That's a significantly different question. Please edit and clarify.
Sep
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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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Jul
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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.
Jul
31
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 ?
Jul
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revised Can axons act as receptors?
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Jul
28
comment Does your iris color have an effect on your vision?
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Jul
26
revised What bacteria do unborn babies contain?
Added missing clause. Or is that a linker?
Jul
26
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?
Jul
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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