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Sep
4
comment What is this fuzzy, black fungus that grew on my plates in the 4C room?
I am far from an expert, but looking at similar pictures around the net I would guess for some Cladosporium species.
Sep
1
comment Why are human children more likely to get lice (nits) than adults?
Additionally, adults get aware of the lice earlier and will then (hopefully) avoid close contact with others until it is cured.
Aug
25
comment Is there any documented evidence for suicide among vertebrates other than humans?
The problem is, he did not ask if there is evidence for other vertebrates killing themselves. (As I would guess by the "Lemmings not accepted.") There is. So, the question is really can we classify any of these occurrences of them killing themselves as suicide.
Aug
21
comment Is severe but short-term pain worse than moderate but prolonged pain for the body?
The psychological answer will very much depend on how the individual copes with pain and not be the same for all individuals. This said, I think you should use a more abstract example, because the ways you are right now causing the different types of pain are also harmful in other ways than just causing pain and so also influence the biological answer with the fact that for example a high voltage shock is more damaging.
Aug
11
comment Organisms in food deposits
I cannot help to answer your question, but I admire your action of taking swabs instead of freaking out after discovering this fact.
Jul
31
answered Why is assembling paired end illumina without any input parameters an important problem?
Jul
30
comment What is the state-of-the-art algorithm for multiple sequence alignment?
@Mad Scientist Still, the chances that this type of theoretical question will be answered on Biostars are higher. The answered bioinformatics questions on this site are usually more practical approaches/use cases/... I did not imply the question is off-topic otherwise I would have flagged it as such. I just wanted to be helpful.
Jul
30
comment What is the state-of-the-art algorithm for multiple sequence alignment?
This would be better asked on biostars.org, the bioinformatics stack exchange. For the typical number of sequences aligned: you cannot say that. There are so many different uses of MSAs and too many different datasets one could have to be able to give one typical example.
Jul
21
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.
Jul
21
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
awarded  Editor
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 speed of propagation of neuronal signals?
It included also the words "may have". I just pointed out that this assumption is true. And the question only mentioned thickness, not gaps.