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comment What is this frog?
thanks - its good to have clear your reasoning :)
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comment What is this frog?
Looks to be a pretty good match for middle east tree frog... en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_amphibians_of_Cyprus what specifically makes you think it is not that? remember that the wiki picture might not represent the variation that occurs in colouration and patterns etc
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comment The future of human evolution
We will not stop evolving "internally" - that will only stop when mutation stops, genes do not affect fitness, and every single person born survives to make the same amount of children... Clearly never happening.
Apr
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comment Increasing height after 21 years
A) There's no way to accurately predict how tall someone will grow - even knowing the height of their parents, because it is a quantitative trait & there is a large environmental component - but if you are 21 I wouldn't expect any more, and at most just a couple of centimetres. B) This question is off-topic.
Apr
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comment Can a person's body produce enough electricity to break a wristwatch?
I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because it is better suited to skeptics SE - I don't view this as a biology question
Apr
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comment Do The Traces Genetic Diseases Remain in families?
just like any genetically affected traits (e.g. height), there is on average greater resemblance between parents and offspring than between two randomly chosen people. If a parent has a genetically controlled disease there is an increased likelihood of it developing in the children but it is by no means a guarantee (even for dominant mendelian traits if mutation occurs). Few things are entirely genetically determined.
Apr
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comment Are genotypes with the same two alleles equivalent even if the alleles come from different parents?
(a,b,c) = (aa, ab, ac, bb, bc, cc) so according to my logic, yes, but I don't know whether the question is looking for my logic.
Apr
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comment Are genotypes with the same two alleles equivalent even if the alleles come from different parents?
1 allele (a) means one possible genotype (aa), 2 (a,b) means four possible combinations, but three distinct genotypes (aa, ab, ba, bb... I say three distinct genotypes becuase ab and ba would not be distinct when looking at the offspring unless you can determine parent of origin)... that would be my interpretation at least. What is the source of the question?
Apr
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comment How can I use this data to make a function?
I think it will likely get shut down on cross validated because it's about basics - open an introductory statistics book/ Web page/ Youtube video and you'll be able to get an answer, then if you're stuck ask about specifics on cross validated
Apr
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Apr
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comment Alcohol and athletes?
While a drunk Usain Bolt or Tiger Woods could beat me at their respective sports, the pro athletes etc are competing with others also at the extreme end of the bell curve, a gain of a small percentage does matter then.
Apr
4
comment Core Biological concepts explained to a Computer Scientist?
Read on fishers fundamental theorem, the price equation, the breeders equation, and evolvability
Apr
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comment The selective pressure of contraceptives
I think it need works on clarifying a) what you expect to happen if a population of humans has access to contraception b) why you expect that outcome c) why you think it has consequences for human evolution @user3407
Apr
2
comment Why don't half of us have situs inversus?
downvoting because you give no reasonable justification for you assumption that a neutral trait should be present in half of the population. Also, some health issues appear to be tentatively (accroding to wiki) linked to situs inversus.
Apr
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comment Why don't half of us have situs inversus?
if there is no evolutionary advantage or disadvantage then its frequency is only the result of genetic drift, given that it is a recessive trait (according to wiki) then it is not surprising it presents rarely.
Mar
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comment Mechanisms of genotype*sex interactions
Yes @fileunderwater
Mar
26
comment Hand-eye coordination in 3D space
sight is not the only sense that tell us how our limbs are moving - otherwise blind people wouldn't be able to move
Mar
26
comment Horns in animals and birds
birds = animals
Mar
19
revised Comparing gene expression levels between control and disease at different time points
remove irrelevant quantitative genetics tag
Mar
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comment Do all organisms have to die?
Given current world state (lifestyles, climates, environment, food and water resources) and health tech I'd suggest it's in the region of 130-140 years, not sure anyone has lived longer and with billions of people on the planet that's a pretty good sampling effort but then again I'm guessing no one has yet stumbled across the perfect combination of genes and lifestyle so maybe a little longer