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Oct
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answered Why is the floral biodiversity of grazed grassland higher than that of mown grassland?
Oct
7
comment What type of biome is this?
I'm not familiar with the definitions of a tropical savanna I'm afraid. Is this a homework question?
Oct
6
comment Difference between Condensin and Cohesin proteins?
You can edit your original question (by clicking 'edit', next to the vote buttons) to make it clearer, and tidy it up. I can do this if you would rather. Also my name is Luke, feel free to use it! :)
Oct
5
comment Difference between Condensin and Cohesin proteins?
Hi and welcome to bio.SE! When asking your questions, try to be as clear and provide as much information as is possible/relevant to help you get the best answer. Here, I think you need to separate your questions out a bit - you're asking about the difference in functions of the 2 proteins (cohesin and condesin), and you're also asking about cohesin's role in forming the kinetochore (related, but slightly separate). And what are you referring to when you ask 'how do they vary'? The 2 proteins? Don't be afraid to write a couple of paragraphs so that it is clear what you're asking. Thanks.
Oct
5
comment Why does squinting allow you to see objects more clearly?
I can't think of any harmful effects, can you? Maybe constantly squinting would actually alter the shape of your eye/retina slightly, thus meaning you'd always need to squint (or get glasses)?
Oct
5
comment Average number of gene products in (a) eukaryote(s)
I thought it was much higher than this! More in the region of 100's of thousands, because the majority of genes have at least 2 alternative isoforms, usually more... I'll try to find some evidence. If this is the case then I am surprised (also I'm not getting at you - I realize you have cited UniProt, arguably the authority on this!)
Oct
4
comment Can epigenetic changes affect reproductive success?
Nice. Thanks Lance.
Oct
4
asked Can epigenetic changes affect reproductive success?
Oct
4
awarded  Electorate
Oct
3
comment Multi-nucleated cells: advantages and examples?
@jello yes I realize that polymorphonuclear does not mean multiple nuclei, but 'mononuclear' does imply that 'ploynuclear' cells exist, and I am sure that muscle fibres do have multiple nuclei, because multiple cells fuse together. I'm interested to know the advantages of multiple nuclei, and what other cell types have it. Thanks
Oct
2
asked Multi-nucleated cells: advantages and examples?
Oct
1
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Oct
1
reviewed Reviewed Adipocyte Density
Oct
1
reviewed Leave Open How are there multiple varieties of the potato?
Sep
30
reviewed Reject What are the main mechanisms of interaction between the nervous and immune systems?
Sep
28
answered What reasons allow for women to outlive men?
Sep
27
comment Does mixing alcoholic drinks really make you more drunk?
That is very interesting about the saying in different languages! Many thanks.
Sep
27
asked Does mixing alcoholic drinks really make you more drunk?
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
21
accepted What phenotypes can arise from gender-related aneuploidy?