The research, led by the University of Cambridge, found that the most successful organisms
living in the oceans more than half a billion years ago were the ones that were able to 'throw' their offspring the farthest, thereby colonising their surroundings.
We fitted a range of such log-linear models to the data, incorporating a smooth long-term trend component and monthly seasonality for each series of organism
A spherical microbe from the weird world of hot-water ocean vents has trumped the nitrogen-processing powers of all organisms
The densely packed website offers a wealth of scientific resources related to its research on human genetics, model organisms
, pathogens, bioinformatics, sequencing, and proteomics.
But if demand for bagels increases and its population swells, the dog may be recognized as an official breed, or a group of organisms
descended from common ancestors.
At the conclusion of the movie, put the students into groups according to their chosen organism
. Have them share their observations and complete the identification of characteristics for their organism
Temporal bone infection is believed to be caused by the spread of the organism
from the pharynx to the middle ear via the eustachian tube.
This potential of biological information may turn into an actual one; for example, if the organism
actually uses an amount of chemical entropy for generation of specially organized chemical structures.
We must accordingly hope that the mutation can instead be in the nature of the giant organism
, humankind, itself--a mutation in the means of communication, in the nerve fibers of the organization, that will transfer to this whole great organism
some of the desirable and admirable attributes that are possessed by the units of which it is composed, the individual human beings.
Into another third of the jars, the not-engineered Klebsiella-planticola, the parent organism
, was added.
Part of the problem is my sense of a certain fluidity in Johnson's terms "organ" and "organism
." His later identification of blastomeres with organs is also problematic.(5) His use of the word organism
as a static system of ordered parts and a dynamic system of the functions of these parts is well taken and a good description.
His model looks at whether systems evolve better solutions when they are broken into interacting but independently searching "patches," or when they are combined into one big evolving organism
. The latter configuration, which Kauffman charmingly refers to as "Stalinist," turns out to work well for problems of low complexity, with few conflicting constraints.