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bio website slu.se/ecology/tobiasjeppsson
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Researcher in ecology/conservation biology.

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comment Why can all animals swim in water without learning to swim but humans cannot?
@WYSIWYG I've read that it is possible, but I haven't seen it in practice at BioSE yet. See e.g. meta.stackexchange.com/questions/16437/… and stackoverflow.com/questions/20674300/… (labelled as "merged" below the Q).
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comment Why do humans stop growing?
It would probably be useful if you read this and then asked a more specific question: Wikipedia: human height
11h
comment Why can all animals swim in water without learning to swim but humans cannot?
@WYSIWYG Maybe a candidate for merging by the moderators?
11h
reviewed Close Is it possible that a set of functionally related proteins in a pathway fulfill different functions?
11h
reviewed Close How to track and describe the evolution of a gene?
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comment Why can all animals swim in water without learning to swim but humans cannot?
possible duplicate of Can all mammals swim?
12h
comment Which sources can I use to study botany and horticulture?
I had an earlier version of Raven's Biology of Plants for botany/plant physiology classes and liked it, and the current version should be a very good start. Here is a review of the current version of Biology of Plants from Annals of Botany.
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comment Understanding recombination scoring in family pedigrees
You need to add what the stars and colors are referring to.
1d
revised How is excretion of metabolic wastes from a cell related to its size?
added tag
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reviewed Close Temporal effects on pathways?
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reviewed Close Mechanisms of genotype*sex interactions
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comment Mechanisms of genotype*sex interactions
So you want to know about the specific molecular mechanisms (e.g. interactions between gene products), and not just examples of gene*sex interactions?
Mar
27
comment Why does polyploidy give an evolutionary advantage?
New relevant paper: Selmecki et al. 2015. Polyploidy can drive rapid adaptation in yeast. Nature 519
Mar
27
comment Do animals also dream?
It has received 6 comment-like answers that are now deleted. The protection only serves to discourage comments/answers from users that are not familiar with the site (<10 rep), and it has no other effect.
Mar
27
comment Do animals also dream?
Mostly because it wasn't a full answer on its own, and only hinted at a possible answer. As a small addition to your first answer it might useful, but it would be much better if you expanded and explained what you actually mean. At the moment, the addition is only an empty proposition and a link.
Mar
27
comment How does the body respond to blood donation; are there any possible risks?
@chris The poster was encouraged to remove all personal details, so the part saying that he/she is a donor has been removed (see edit history). The last sentence on ethics is secondary to the question though, and I thought about removing it.
Mar
27
comment How does the body respond to blood donation; are there any possible risks?
Tried to clarify your question. Feel free to roll-back if you disagree.
Mar
27
reviewed Edit How does the body respond to blood donation; are there any possible risks?
Mar
27
revised How does the body respond to blood donation; are there any possible risks?
language + clarification; edited tags
Mar
26
comment Horns in animals and birds
@CactusWoman Thanks, I've done the same mistake before...