Category Archives: endosymbionts

Symbiosis literally means “together with life”. There are a number of symbiotic relationships such as predator/prey, parasite/host, commensalism where one partner benefits without harming the other, and mutualism where all partners benefit from the relationship. Endosymbiosis is when a small partner is physically within the cells of another larger partner. It could theoretically include all of the relationships previously described. In this blog, I focus on endosymbiosis that is mutualistic. I believe it has been a driving force in the evolution of eukaryotic cells, such as we have.

What difference does it make to you how chromosomes are put together?

This is your friendly retired scientific pest making his presence known…..AGAIN! Sigh! This particular post is not for jaded scientists per se but rather for you, the average blog surfer who is looking for the latest and greatest on the … Continue reading

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Human circular DNA is commonplace

As of late, I have been somewhat lax in my perusal of the literature.  I guess my retirement is finally getting the best of me. Anyway, I did a little fishing online today and came up with a fine catch. … Continue reading

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The biggest myth ever told by biologists

Why are human chromosomes depicted as single linear strands of DNA in every textbook and practically every scientific article ever printed? I know I’m going out on a limb by calling out practically every DNA scientist that lives or ever … Continue reading

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Chromonomes?

I have been browsing the web via Google and come across a number of catchy words and phrases such as chromonome (not chromosome), genome assemblies, contigs, scaffolds, micro-synteny, non-random chromosome organization, and chromosome level assemblies. All of this terminology refers … Continue reading

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Quantum leaps in cellular evolution

This is my first post this month and it is dedicated to all the people out there who use computers, be ye geeks or otherwise. Pretty much everyone knows what a thumb drive is, right? It’s the little stick you … Continue reading

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Collaboration Re-visited

The same ole same ole just won’t do…
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There are no dumb questions.

This post is about one of the many comments I have been receiving regarding certain posts that strike a chord with people. Here is the link to that post: Can the Linear Chromosome Model Be Saved? “Fantastic post however , … Continue reading

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