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by JorgeLobo
Wed Jun 06, 2012 10:51 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth on metal pot?!
Replies: 24
Views: 23469

No willy - in fact I'm quite famiiar with the potential microbiology and chemistry involved. In either context I'm not aware of any fitting a "deadly" scenario. Is it going to jump off the pot and strangle the oroginal poster? If there was a deadly presence, not only would the original pos...
by JorgeLobo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: "Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News"
Replies: 1
Views: 2506

This is an excellent source of relevant current info - results of selected clinical trials, informative articles by folks in the field, provocative editorials, even a section of ebistes for application.
by JorgeLobo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Extinction - Raising conservation awareness
Replies: 17
Views: 23493

Re: Extinction - Raising conservation awareness

Jack makes a good point. For the example offered, the prey species are also affected by man and the less evident (and less emotional) extinctions can also be interpreted to have a substantial impact. But these guys are artists - not biologists - and are looking for the emotional appeal. Plec, what d...
by JorgeLobo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:44 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth on metal pot?!
Replies: 24
Views: 23469

Deadly ? Please don;t be so melodramatic - this is just poor kitchne hygiene.
by JorgeLobo
Tue Jun 05, 2012 12:42 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Help identifying Light Microscope Images
Replies: 1
Views: 1970

I'm sure many could offer suggestions but hwy don;t you offer context for the images?
by JorgeLobo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:22 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: sampling bottles
Replies: 1
Views: 2402

If the sterilization was successful and presuming effective capping - your only concern is probably minor change in dilution factor.
by JorgeLobo
Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:20 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Growth on metal pot?!
Replies: 24
Views: 23469

Agree with michi - this is very probably nothing and may not even by of microbial origin. Clean your dishes,
by JorgeLobo
Thu May 31, 2012 11:50 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Explain why Genetic Code is called "Rosetta Stone" of life?
Replies: 11
Views: 18850

Disagree - mRNA does not produce amino acid, essential ones in humans coming from diet rather than synthesis de novo. It the blueprint for synthesis of proteins that are composed of amino acids. The bricklayer doesn;t make the bricks. In any case, the student did not broaden the concept beyond mRNA....
by JorgeLobo
Thu May 31, 2012 3:21 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 350026

Recommend Gould's book mentioned above as well as his "It's a Wonderful Life" that considers to immense diversity of life seen in the Burgess shale deposits - that they were wonderfully adapted to the environment but most left no modern evolutionary trace.
by JorgeLobo
Thu May 31, 2012 3:15 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 350026

further from the wikiedia entry, specifically mentioning evolutionary theory Characteristics of theories Essential criteria The defining characteristic of a scientific theory is that it makes falsifiable or testable predictions. The relevance and specificity of those predictions determine how potent...
by JorgeLobo
Thu May 31, 2012 3:08 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Explain why Genetic Code is called "Rosetta Stone" of life?
Replies: 11
Views: 18850

Perhaps "...codon on messenger RNA that is used to produce amino acids" vs. ... to produce proteins. mRNA does not produce amino acids.
by JorgeLobo
Thu May 31, 2012 3:03 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: 5 best proofs of evolution
Replies: 170
Views: 350026

from wikipedia (one of its better entries) A scientific theory is a set of principles that explain and predict phenomena. Scientists create scientific theories with the scientific method, when they are originally proposed as hypotheses and tested for accuracy through observations and experiments. As...