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Jan
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revised Macroevolution vs. microevolution
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Jan
16
revised Macroevolution vs. microevolution
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Jan
12
comment Why is uracil used in RNA rather than thymine?
@fredsbend the 2'OH of the ribose and the methyl group of thymine are pretty far away from each other, there is no obvious way they would affect each other.
Jan
10
revised What does the (-) in the molecule name mean?
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Jan
10
revised What does the (-) in the molecule name mean?
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Jan
10
revised What does the (-) in the molecule name mean?
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Jan
10
answered What does the (-) in the molecule name mean?
Dec
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revised Book recommendations for algorithms used in evolutionary biology
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Dec
17
comment DNA degradation rate
@JunkDNA One important source of DNAses and RNAses when isolating nucleic acids are the cells/tissues themselves from which the DNA/RNA is isolated. Pure nucleic acids in an appropriate buffer are very stable, in my experience RNA samples can be stable for years at 4°C or even above (small RNAs with stable structures).
Dec
17
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
15
revised Can humans be printed?
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Dec
15
revised Why is cyanide poisonous?
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Dec
15
revised What is the best way to orally administer a water insoluble powdered drug to macaque monkeys?
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Dec
14
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Dec
4
comment Finding RNA Loops
So you only need to find the helices, from there identifying the loops is trivial. Can the loops have interactions with other parts of the RNA, e.g. pseudoknots? If not, any secondary structure prediction program like mfold should suit your purpose.
Dec
3
comment Finding RNA Loops
What exactly do you mean by loops? Just unstructured parts of the RNA (= not in any base pairs)?
Nov
26
comment What are the universal laws of Nature concerning animals' behaviour?
This question is just far too broad and rather vague in many aspects to be answerable here in this format.
Nov
26
comment Biodiversity is restricted by genome combinatorics?
@skymninge Such a question would be off-topic on Skeptics, the site requires notable claims for any question.
Nov
22
comment What is the difference between SNP and STR?
It's single nucleotide polymorphism, not polymerase
Nov
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why restriction enzymes cut (usually) at palindromic sequences?