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Really having problem comprehending this Hardy-Weinberg example from biology textbook

Here the discussion is highlighting the subtlety between disease 'prevalence' and the 'penetrance' of the mutation causing the disease. The prevalence is an estimated value for the fraction of the ...
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If a HIV+ person gets COVID, will it result in more mutant virus?

Similar viral strains allow genetic transfer hence recombination. The recombined strain can be selected from the original strains by its better or worse characteristics. This does not happen in HIV x ...
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Why do fruits have to ripen?

Some of the main reasons for delayed fruit ripening are to protect immature seeds, to save energy, and incompatibility between fruit and flower morphologies. Fruits that are sweet have generally ...
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