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comment Junk DNA and “random” mutations
Biology SE is not the place to come and just throw out an opinion like this, if you have a proper biology question then please focus on that. The effect of a mutation is random - a species cannot will itself to produce a mutation with specific effect
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comment If humans are 10cm taller than 200 years ago, then how can it be that we are “not much different” from humans 70000 years ago?
There's more to difference than height. If you took two identical twins and gave one a little better diet such that they might grow 10cm taller most people would describe them as being very similar. Compared to virtually any randomly selected species, humans of 70,000 years ago would appear not much different to modern humans. I'm voting to close this as off topic because it's primarily opinion based/unclear and needs a firm measure of similarity.
Aug
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comment Can sexual selection operate in temperature dependent sex determining organisms?
bbrowse.biol.berkeley.edu/treeV2/files/slide1.jpg
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comment Can sexual selection operate in temperature dependent sex determining organisms?
See the tree of sex (mark Kirkpatrick, Judith mank, Doris Bachtrog and many more) for a good figure on the diversity of sex determination systems
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comment Can sexual selection operate in temperature dependent sex determining organisms?
Sexes are required for sexual selection, not sex chromosomes
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comment Additive genetic variance components from LMER in R
Thanks - I actually use Hemiclone lines, which are like full sibs (related by a half) but have no dominance effect, I just wrote siblings rather than having to explain hemiclones. If then half sibs were used, the code I use would correct except for $V_A = 4V_L$ right? And likewise if there was no dominance then for full sibs $V_A = 2V_L$
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comment Explanation about cytogenetic notation
Do you have a source
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reviewed Close Do mutations come in pairs?
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reviewed Close How much does the nutritional value of insects depend on what they're fed?
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reviewed Close What is the C765-Gal4 driver?
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reviewed Close How did people's liking of ceremonies evolve?
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reviewed Close Protein folding, extra dimensions and bio-mathematics
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reviewed Approve What causes tissues manifest the various forms that they do?
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reviewed Close How to identify the age of a “living” person?
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reviewed Close What causes tissues manifest the various forms that they do?
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reviewed Reviewed Gene and Protein isoform
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comment Gene and Protein isoform
where are you seeing these terms - context will help answers
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reviewed Close Are mitochondria dead?
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reviewed Close What would be the impact of depositing limestone in the oceans (to reverse acidification) on ocean life forms and biodiversity?
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reviewed Close What happens when a genome is shorter than the other?