Today I learned...

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Post by naturegirl1999 » Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:30 am

Today I learned that a Designated pilot examiner (dpe) is a senior pilot who examines applicants for piloting certification on behalf of the Federal Aviation Authority
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Post by White parrot » Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:38 am

So apparently some viruses (viri?) spread their genetic material across multiple capsids, which each proceeds to infect their own cells. As a result, the proteins necessary to replicate the whole thing are produced in different cells, and must somehow be smuggled from cell to cell so that functional viri are produced indeed.
As often in matters of evolution, intermediate steps are still around: viral population in which a lot of individuals don't have a full genomes, and just rely on one of their neighbour having the missing part to complete them.
It reminds me of a caste system, but in viral particles. Nature is weird!
At this point, we shouldn't be surprised by anything nature does. She's like a meth addict whose drug-fueled rampages unfold in slow motion and span millions of years.
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Post by naturegirl1999 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:47 pm

Agreed, also, some Wolbachoa bacteria can turn males into females, or make them only mate with infected females, since it can only pass from the mothers
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Post by naturegirl1999 » Thu Mar 21, 2019 2:52 pm

Today I learned that a plasmid in arches may be on its way to becoming a virus
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Post by magmacube_tr » Thu Mar 21, 2019 6:10 pm

I learned today that goldfishes has no stomaches. There is no limit of their appetite.
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