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May
15
answered how to find accurately the closest species to my plant species?
Apr
24
comment I have a black tiny bug crawling all over the house
It seems from some of the photos that the "stage 2" have quite thin and long antennae, unlike what I've seen in termite images. Besides, the size is very small, so I wouldn't bet they are termites.
Apr
24
comment I have a black tiny bug crawling all over the house
Can you keep some "stage 1" isolated in a jar with some dust and a tiny drop of water (just guessing what they might feed on) and see if they actually turn into "stage 2" ?
Apr
24
comment I have a black tiny bug crawling all over the house
You write: "once i found a very little few under the carpet but it generally stays away from the carpets and stays on the tiles". Could it be that they are simply less visible when in the carpet as when on the tiles ?
Mar
25
comment Sequence compression method / format
Note that block compression can be applied to any type of file, including fastq or fasta, using the bgzip utility that comes with samtools. That said, I don't know to what point this makes the file more easy to deal with than just using plain gzip. Biopython has some degree of support for bgzip.
Mar
20
comment Identifying internal structures of dissected fish
A swim bladder in two parts is a common thing. At least I remember having seen at least in some of the few fish dissection I've made.
Mar
9
revised The meaning of RNA-seq data
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Mar
9
suggested approved edit on The meaning of RNA-seq data
Jan
2
answered Identifying a tree with an image
Oct
4
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Sep
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Sep
17
comment How closely related are two parasites Giardia intestinalis and Trichomonas vaginalis?
Be careful though that Tolweb is not always very up-to-date.
Sep
9
comment Is this a grackle with an unusually long decurved bill (Phoenix AZ, USA)
Could it be that the bird was holding something into its beak, which made it look curved?
Sep
9
answered where to find the relative frequency distribution of synonymous codons
Aug
19
comment How do I perform recurring pattern mining or regular expressions of nucleotide sequences?
For python, the Bio.motifs package from BioPython could be useful: biopython.org/DIST/docs/tutorial/Tutorial.html#sec244
Jan
28
answered Insect identification
Dec
5
answered Cats, Dogs and Bears - how are they related?
Dec
5
comment Cats, Dogs and Bears - how are they related?
What do you mean by "paralogous clade"?
Nov
12
answered A wierd looking fish with a shield
Oct
25
comment Family tree for edible plants?
Beware that tolweb is not very accurate: from what I understood, they lack the funding necessary to update it. So it doesn't reflect the state of the art in terms of phylogeny.