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comment What method would you use to genotype SNPs in low quality samples?
It would help to have a little more info. Are you looking at a specific marker gene, or are you trying to assemble long contigs of the original animals' genomes from a metagenome? What sort of sequencing technology? The read length and error rate could be a big problem for some of them.
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answered Plant identification?
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answered What are common causes of unexpected ligation products?
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revised Are SLC52A2 and GPR172A really the same?
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answered Are SLC52A2 and GPR172A really the same?
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comment Do animals get sick from eating dirty food or eating off the floor?
One of my all-time favorites :)
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answered Can plants survive indefinitely without external supply of gases at compensation point?
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revised Do animals get sick from eating dirty food or eating off the floor?
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answered Do animals get sick from eating dirty food or eating off the floor?
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answered What's the difference between Cytoplasmic pool and Granular storage pool?
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answered Determination of gene direction
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comment Use of pigs for obtaining transplant organs
Here's the answer: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/…
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comment Randomness in living systems
Hmm, sorry, I'm not exactly sure what you mean then. In Meiosis you get the random segregation of chromosomes, after a random cross-over that makes hybrid chromosomes. In the DNA mutations you randomly change a basepair to one of the other three, and in V(D)J recombination you randomly splice together one of each of the segments. Each process seems fairly random, and results in an offspring or cell or virus that is slightly different. Whether that random difference is a good adaptation is for the environment to decide.
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comment Difference between viral and human genetic material
not having methylated CpG is a big difference, and a red flag for the Tol-like receptors that a certain bit of DNA might be invasive: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/CpG_site
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comment Molecules and human memory
ah, thanks, I thought I remembered there were some old papers on rats but couldn't find any reference.
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answered Randomness in living systems
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