Konrad Rudolph
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What is the Edward O. Wilson fuss about?
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So what is the fuss about? The fuss isn’t so much about biology as it is about the circumstances of the argument. in particular, I gather that there are two complaints people have with E. O. Wilson’s ...

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What is an organism?
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I think the definition in Wikipedia is simply bad because it depends on another debatable definition. I prefer something which follows from an observation made by Ricard Dawkins in The Extended ...

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Is it plausible that eukaryotic organelles like flagella and cilia are the result of endosymbiosis with spirochetes?
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Well, since all cells in a multi-cellular organism originally come from the same precursor cells, it’s hard to argue that some of them have endosymbiotic compartments that are missing in others, and ...

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What is the difference between contig- and read-based sequence alignment?
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I have never heard the term “contig based alignment”, and your question is the only Google hit of this exact query (apart from a 2012 patent application). That said, and without knowing the exact ...

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How to map the Gene name to its Gene Symbol?
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Just use a genome database such as Ensembl. Paste your gene name into the search box and hit “Go”. The first hit in the result list is what you’re searching for.

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