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bio website markfisherevolution.com
location Athens, GA
age 30
visits member for 1 year, 10 months
seen Sep 22 at 5:53

I love living things, esp. when they interact with each other in large groups. Trying to get good at python and R.


Sep
21
asked Can two Hfr strains of E. coli conjugate?
Sep
21
comment What percentage of the (additive or not) genetic variance is explained by the $n$ most important loci?
Could you phrase this in terms of just one question?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Mar
9
comment Are recessive, deleterious alleles less common on the X chromosome than the autosomes in humans?
Yes, that's at least in part what I mean. Thank you, @Remi.b. I imagine other hypotheses might also explain this empirical observation, if it indeed exists. I would also be interested to know whether this particular hypothesis has found stronger support than alternative hypotheses. But I would be most curious, as you say, about whether empirical data supports this prediction.
Mar
5
asked Are recessive, deleterious alleles less common on the X chromosome than the autosomes in humans?
Jan
11
awarded  Yearling
Nov
19
comment Any food crops that could grow in a desert provided that they get fertilizer and water
Following up on Jeremy Kemball, does your idea even require that the plants be planted in the desert soil? Or can they just be grown hydroponically above the water or in, say, keyhole gardens (which are becoming common in some sub-Saharan countries).
Nov
18
comment How do I compare the variance of a distribution of species in one area versus another?
Number of individuals caught in a trap on the y-axis, julian day on the x.
Nov
18
asked How do I compare the variance of a distribution of species in one area versus another?
Nov
1
comment Can genes that activate transcription factors also called be called transcription factors?
I simply meant to ask whether there was another term for a transcription factor upstream on the activation pathway of another transcription factor. Does that make more sense?
Oct
16
accepted Can genes that activate transcription factors also called be called transcription factors?
Oct
16
asked Can genes that activate transcription factors also called be called transcription factors?
Sep
24
comment Why might you NOT observe a tradeoff between two life-history traits?
It apparently has something to do with the number of loci influencing ability to obtain resources versus the number of loci influencing how those resources are allocated...
Sep
24
accepted Does a large effective population size result in faster decay of linkage disequilibrium (LD)?
Sep
24
asked Does a large effective population size result in faster decay of linkage disequilibrium (LD)?
Sep
16
revised Why might you NOT observe a tradeoff between two life-history traits?
fixed grammar
Sep
15
comment Why might you NOT observe a tradeoff between two life-history traits?
The name of the paper I've read is, "Genetic covariance of fitness correlates: what genetic correlations are made of and why it matters". David Houle from the journal Evolution, 1991, Vol. 45. Issue 3. Pp 630-648.
Sep
15
asked Why might you NOT observe a tradeoff between two life-history traits?
Sep
11
awarded  Commentator
Sep
11
comment Free software for measuring parts of an image?
This is great! Thanks! It even continues to add values from new images into the table. Awesome!