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Author Topic:   Is there really such a thing as a beneficial mutation?
kuresu
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Message 96 of 223 (343195)
08-25-2006 1:52 AM
Reply to: Message 95 by Faith
08-25-2006 1:33 AM


then how about telling us what you two were trying to say?
as far as I could tell, mjfloresta was spouting crap. but if she wasn't, tell us what she said that wasn't crap.

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kuresu
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Message 97 of 223 (343199)
08-25-2006 1:55 AM
Reply to: Message 92 by Aegist
08-25-2006 12:57 AM


which is exactly the bananas we eat today are facing extinction--they're all clones, (our fault), and there's a new fungal disease.
And this is the repeat. For those old enough to remember bananas from the fifties, today's variety is a different sort--not as sweet, or good tasting.
we control the genetic identity so well in bananas that they are essentially clones, and we don't let them mix--the only source of new information is genetic mutation, and we probably do an effective job of weeding it out.

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kuresu
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Message 223 of 223 (344741)
08-29-2006 1:20 PM
Reply to: Message 222 by Equinox
08-29-2006 12:13 PM


Re: Another example of a beneficial mutation
being a conquistador helps if your neighbors are mere sheep--which is what seems to happening here.
It outcompetes them very successfully, it seems, and all due to a few mutations. if that isn't beneficial, I don't know what is.
thanks for the link.

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