Category: horizontal gene transfer
|December 8, 2015||Posted by News under News, horizontal gene transfer|
From Washington Post: Tardigrades — otherwise known as water bears or (gasp) moss piglets — are weird. They can survive in the vacuum of space, for starters. So when researchers at the University of North Carolina announced on Nov. 23 that the minuscule animal had hitherto unheard of ratios of DNA borrowed from plants, fungi […]
|November 24, 2015||Posted by News under News, horizontal gene transfer|
From The Atlantic: The toughest animals in the world aren’t bulky elephants, or cold-tolerant penguins, or even the famously durable cockroach. Instead, the champions of durability are endearing microscopic creatures called tardigrades, or water bears. They live everywhere, from the tallest mountains to the deepest oceans, and from hot springs to Antarctic ice. They can […]
|November 24, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News, horizontal gene transfer|
“using examples of HGT among prokaryotes, between prokaryotes and eukaryotes, and even between multicellular eukaryotes” From Nature Reviews Genetics:, should feature many useful examples: Here’s the abstract: Horizontal gene transfer (HGT) is the sharing of genetic material between organisms that are not in a parent–offspring relationship. HGT is a widely recognized mechanism for adaptation in […]
|September 24, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, horizontal gene transfer|
Ah yes ,the time of year in many parts of North America when, everywhere you look, there is a Monarch (an orange butterfly) flap gliding around. They migrate in vast masses from mid-north Canada to Mexico. Now, from New Scientist: Wasps first turned bracoviruses into biological weapons around 100 million years ago. There are now […]
|August 28, 2015||Posted by News under News, horizontal gene transfer|
From ScienceDaily: Biologist investigates how gene-swapping bacteria evade antibiotics “One of the prevailing theories for why bacteria make these antibiotic compounds is to fight off competition. But the bacteria that make the antibiotics have to be resistant to those antibiotics. Therefore, many encode antibiotic resistance genes against their own products.” Random genetic mutation is one […]
|August 13, 2015||Posted by News under horizontal gene transfer|
From Horizontal gene transfer: Sorry, Darwin, it’s not your evolution any more: Richard Dawkins: For over a century, Darwinism was the “must be” explanation, the only “scientific one.” As Dawkins put it (p. 287, Blind Watchmaker, 1986): My argument will be that Darwinism is the only known theory that is in principle capable of […]
|July 1, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Culture, Epigenetics, horizontal gene transfer, Convergent evolution|
O’Leary for News’s new series here at Evolution News & Views: A while back, I started a series here called “Science Fictions” that I began by asking a simple question: Why is the space alien understood as science but Bigfoot as mythology? The reason I asked is that, still lacking specimens of either entity, decade […]
|April 2, 2015||Posted by News under Evolution, News, horizontal gene transfer|
So The Scientist wonders: “It’s always difficult to claim absolutely a new lineage until you’ve done some biochemical tests,” said microbial ecologist Jack Gilbert of Argonne National Laboratory and the University of Chicago, who was not involved with the study, “but, genomics-wise, this thing appears to fit outside of our current understanding.” Genomic analyses place […]
|March 26, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, horizontal gene transfer|
From the Economist: Alastair Crisp and Chiara Boschetti of Cambridge University, and their colleagues, have been investigating the matter. Their results, just published in Genome Biology, suggest human beings have at least 145 genes picked up from other species by their forebears. Admittedly, that is less than 1% of the 20,000 or so humans have […]
|March 14, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, horizontal gene transfer|
We are still assessing the significance of the fact that hardly anyone takes TV seriously any more (which is what we were trying to say in “Time Magazine quizzes Scott Walker’s high school science teacher on his evolution views). Unfortunately, seniors, the people who do still take TV seriously are the group most likely to […]
|March 12, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, horizontal gene transfer|
From Phys.org: Many animals, including humans, acquired essential ‘foreign’ genes from microorganisms co-habiting their environment in ancient times, according to research published in the open access journal Genome Biology. The study challenges conventional views that animal evolution relies solely on genes passed down through ancestral lines, suggesting that, at least in some lineages, the process […]
|February 27, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, Darwinism, Culture, News, horizontal gene transfer|
MSM hacks have zero interest in science as such. If they did, they would be all over any number of “science-based” scams and the ongoing scandal of peer review.
|February 5, 2015||Posted by News under News, horizontal gene transfer|
Researcher: There is no way on earth that genes from an alga should work inside an animal cell.
|January 14, 2015||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, horizontal gene transfer|
Researchers: Bacteria are like smartphones, with standard hardware and OS, but HGT provides the apps that make them unique.
|January 11, 2015||Posted by News under Darwinism, News, horizontal gene transfer|
But, you know, it is no use asking some people to lose the pom poms. They’d just waste police time getting arrested for public nudity.
|January 2, 2015||Posted by News under News, horizontal gene transfer|
Researcher: a single V. cholerae cell can absorb fragments containing more than 40 genes from another bacterium
|December 13, 2014||Posted by News under News, horizontal gene transfer|
Having finally faced up to the astonishing reality, we are unfortunately asked to personify the gene, by way of explanation
|December 8, 2014||Posted by News under News, horizontal gene transfer|
Researchers: From bacteria to archaea and eukaryotes.
|November 29, 2014||Posted by News under Intelligent Design, News, horizontal gene transfer|
Once each mechanism must be evaluated on its actual strength, the hype around “Evolution is a fact, Fact, FACT!” starts to dissipate.
|November 28, 2014||Posted by News under News, horizontal gene transfer|
Whether a change happened in a Darwinian way as opposed to horizontal gene transfer is now a matter for research, not dogma.