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Genome Institute of Singapore - Systems Biologist.


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comment How is instinctual information encoded?
Regarding web-spinning: after a quick search through pubmed, there really isn't much literature on the behavior. The genetics and transgenics of silk production is heavily studied (you may have heard about silk-producing goats), but nothing detailed about web construction. There have been studies on web making by intoxicated spiders. You can find some primary sources from the wikipedia references. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Effect_of_psychoactive_drugs_on_animals
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comment How is instinctual information encoded?
Thanks, Abe. If you're looking for some hardcore data, the most interesting paper I've read recently, and that I enjoyed, investigated how innate courtship behavior is modified by learning. Besides characterizing the changes in behavior based on experience, it described the genetics and cell biology that regulates the behavior. nature.com/nature/journal/v489/n7414/full/nature11345.html
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answered How is instinctual information encoded?
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answered How does a thymidine block halt DNA synthesis?
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answered Difference between “transcriptional activity” and “RNA expression”
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answered Are there examples of encryption in nature?