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January 3rd, 2010, 7:54 am
C1-3) If a mutation does not help an organism reproduce, there will not be any pressure for that change in genetic information to promulgate.
* This is microevolution by natural selection. We see it all the time in antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
June 21st, 2010, 6:11 am
I intended to refer to the overall effect of a single process of mutation--rather than a single changed gene, which seems to be how you read it.
June 27th, 2010, 3:58 am
A free floating structure such as "bone" would serve no purpose unless all of its necessary connective structures are also a consideration in its formation and development.
July 3rd, 2010, 4:55 am
The flavobacterium is not a new species of bacteria but a strain of an existing bacteria with an inherent ability which did not manifest as a result of the creation of nylon but a pre-exiting innate ability for that strain.
July 7th, 2010, 5:17 am