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I think that many of the applications that you mention require wildly different numbers of individuals. It would help to know more about goals, questions, organism details, etc. For example, for simple population statistic estimates, you can depend on the large number of sites in the genome to get an accurate estimates (such as Watterson) from a single ...


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What it seems you're struggling with here is a lack of clear definitions. Yes, the unity of core cellular mechanisms implies an unbroken line of descent back to the origins of life. But that does not in any way mean the cells are actually the same. I think that you would find it instructive to learn about the puzzle of the Ship of Theseus, which is the ...


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The difference in DNA replication rate between prokaryotes and eukaryotes is still under current research, but the basics are understood. It is very much a matter of complexity, as eukaryotes are more complex in many different ways. I found a very useful reference for this and other kinds of related questions. Briefly, some possible reasons: [...] in ...


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