James and the Giant Corn Genetics: Studying the Source Code of Nature

September 10, 2008

Another day

Filed under: Uncategorized — James @ 8:28 pm

… another grey hair. (Sorry, no picture)

Incidentally this is post #50. I couldn’t believe it either.

Science is going well. Started my first rotation. I alternate between listless boredom and information overload, but I think I’m at a near optimal ratio between the two.

Scientific Fact of The Day:

Mutualistic relationships between species rarely break down. What can happen is that a related species will exploit the mutual beneficial relationship developed between their relative and another species, by accepting benefits without reciprocating in the same way their relative would. The specific example we were discussing was bacteria that fix nitrogen for plants in return for being provided with nutrients and protection from the outside world.

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