The impact of euglena studies on biological sciences
By: Rex Trulove
The debate continues: Is Euglena a plant or an animal? This question has had a tremendous impact on the study of biology. Most people have a good notion of the difference between plants and animals. The thought is generally that animals move about, plants do...
What is bioprospecting?
By: Timothy Gallagher
I would like to draw attention to a specific case of bioprospecting, one which to my knowledge has not yet been looked into. I believe there may be a compound derived from the sting of the Bobbit worm, which could potentially have medical benefits to...
Scientists: Squids may hold key to invisibility
By: Terrence Aym
Invisibility seems all the rage the past ten years. A variety of different approaches are being investigated including optics, laser diffraction, chameleon type metals and fabrics that wrap light around them and projected image technology that the British are working to perfect hoping to render...
Mayflies: A day in the life
By: Jackie Carroll
I’ve always been a naturalist at heart, and my Amazon orders are full of books about bugs, birds and other creatures. My most recent order contained a book called “How Long Things Live & How They Live as Long as They Do” by...
Scientists discover half plant, half animal sea slug
By: Penne Cole
The next time you’re in the salt marshes of New England and Canada, watch out for a little green sea slug. If you’re lucky, you’ll spot the Elysia chlorotica, the world’s first animal known to produce its own chlorophyll. The discovery...
The meanings behind flower colors
By: Sammy Stein
The meanings behind flower colors stem largely from the Victorian era. The Victorians had a fascination with secret meanings and messages. The sending of flowers was one way for gentlemen and ladies to communicate and the flower type,color and even the way the ribbon...
An overview of the quasispecies model of sequence evolution
By: Matt Bird
Typically when a person thinks of a species, they think of a single unit. Dogs. Cats. Birds. There are derivations of that species, true - Labradors and Terriers, Siamese and Himalayans, Parrots and Sparrows - but even so, individuals belonging to that group are roughly...
An overview of the quasispecies model of sequence evolution
By: Effie Moore Salem
A Quasispecies model of sequence evolution is necessary for scientists as a labeling tool for organisms with particular replicating habits. This method is a hangover from Darwinian science and is in direct opposite from species. Species are usually true to their inheritance and mutate slower...
By: Suzanne Rose
The quasispecies model of sequence evolution describes a group or cloud of related genotypes with a great deal of mutations. In comparison to a species in which genotypes tend to remain stable from one generation to the next, the offspring in a quasispecies have different...
The importance of biology as a branch of science
By: Christyl Rivers
Biology is what allows us to read these articles. That is, biology is created life, and life evolved awareness. Now our awareness teaches us we can learn about the universe through everything from our microbes, to our news sources, including Helium News, “Where Knowledge...

 

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