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comment Why are carnivorans more efficient predators than birds or reptiles?
Don't eagles count as large predators? They seem efficient enough. Also crocodiles and large snakes.
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comment Effect of 260/230 values on PCR
I doubt it would matter. 1 ul template in a 50 ul reaction - you've diluted it 1:50. There's nothing left - and you could easily go down to 0.2 ul for 1:250. Also, your enzyme makes a big difference. I would email the enzyme manufacturer and ask them.
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comment Do bacteria die of old age?
This is yeast, not bacteria, but very related to your question: pnas.org/content/109/13/4916.full
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comment What is the difference between second and third generation sequencing
@AlanBoyd I am regrettably not well informed about the history of sequencing technologies past the last decade. I think you have a good point, edits to my question are welcome.
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comment Definition of “Effective population size”
This is potentially a good question, but too vague in its current form. You should say what context you mean so that a better explanation can be given. What formula did it occur in?
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revised Definition of “Effective population size”
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comment What is the difference between second and third generation sequencing
@5heikki I was actually unfamiliar with MinION. Does it count as third-gen? Feel free to edit my answer and add it (or submit your own).
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asked What good is the MinION?
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comment Why do moths not die when they fly into a window?
Because of a square-cube relation, an ant the size of a man would be crushed by its own weight in the first place, and because of a similar square-cube relation, it would not be much stronger than a human.
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comment Why is it that bacteria and fungi cannot develop resistance against essential oils?
Can you cite a specific example? For any given fruit or plant, I'm sure there is at least one fungus or bacterium that can colonize it successfully.
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