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comment Why does ant queen keep the eggs out of her hive?
Theory number 4 could be it is maybe too warm in your jar and she is trying to keep them from heating up in the warm dark earth.
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comment Can I identify this black ant queen?
I am not an expert of ants, but it looks very much like the common black garden ant. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_garden_ant
Jul
7
comment How does boiling water revive cut flowers?
A google search also shows, that this is done to "remove air locks". Maybe the hot water is supposed to widen the capillaries and thus water flow can be restored at places where they were blocked by air bubbles.
Jun
19
awarded  Yearling
May
20
comment What are the known natural biochemical reasons for a dead human's body not fully decaying?
@brillant You can edit your question to add your clarifications. Additionally you should add some research you already did. For example try checking about a relation of humidity and temperature to decay.
May
12
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May
12
revised In genome research, what is the problem in Mapping that may be caused by reads being too short?
added RNA editing
May
12
comment In genome research, what is the problem in Mapping that may be caused by reads being too short?
Well then all of those are possibilities and the exam question as such is fairly broad. To get an example answer, you will have to ask the person that held the lecture and graded the exam.
May
12
answered In genome research, what is the problem in Mapping that may be caused by reads being too short?
May
9
comment Curious about Brazzein
No, actually what I meant to say is that it is you who should initiate something.
May
9
comment Curious about Brazzein
If you are pressing people, nobody will care to answer. A common thing here is that we expect people asking questions to try and find out the answer first and then explain in their questions what they already know or at least what they tried to find an answer. This is a stack exchange site, not google.
May
5
comment what are the factors that control the processing speed of brain?
It included also the words "may have". I just pointed out that this assumption is true. And the question only mentioned thickness, not gaps.
May
5
answered what are the factors that control the processing speed of brain?
Apr
29
comment Parallel Autonomic regulation of Cough and Runny Nose
To add to your idea of a link between cough and runny nose: Codein binds to opioidreceptors. A runny nose is known to be one of the early symptoms of opioid withdrawal.
Apr
25
comment Preventing paracetamol overdose
I cannot recall the sources, but I remember that a) glutathione is not well absorbed as a supplement and b) N-acetycystein has some possible side-effects that are too harmful to give it regularly together with paracetamol. Maybe checking the wikipedia article of glutathione might give some of the sources for this, but I think parts of it I got from the german version.
Apr
23
comment identification of this flower
Looks like some type of oleander.
Apr
17
comment List of np-hard problems in biology/bioinformatics
Try asking this on biostars.org, the people there probably have thought more often about the question if a problem is np-hard.
Apr
11
comment Did the eugenics program in Nazi Germany have a measurable effect?
I think there is no possibility to study this, because there were several other factors having a big impact on the population, for example a war.
Apr
4
comment Do you have experience with PacBio?
I have never done this calculation for a sample this small with PacBio. To keep it short, from one SMRTcell you would get 30x coverage of the E. coli genome (no fiction, they have done 3 cells and got 100x coverage). I guess this is a bit oversized for your short samples. Still, I would rather not do any more "virtual" calculations about this, you need to have someone you can talk to who understands your experiment and probably has seen more PacBio sequencing than I have.
Apr
4
answered Do you have experience with PacBio?