To kick off my 2015 resolution, here’s a paper that uses molecular modelling to correlate the observed promiscuity profile of o-Succinylbenzoate Synthase with the involvement of alternative amino acids within the same active site. Enzyme Promiscuity in Enolase Superfamily. A Theoretical Study of o-Succinylbenzoate Synthase Using … Continue reading →
The following is a guest post by Professor Felix Sperling I’m always amazed when I see a well-established natural history museum that doesn’t have entomology curators. What are their administrators thinking? Insects form half of the known species diversity of our planet, a fundamental fact that too many people are unaware of. The ecological […]
In the ethologic science, there are many original theories which surprisingly reveal some seemingly strange traits and behaviors. One of these theories, an extremely interesting one, called The Handicap Principle, has been suggested by the Israeli ethologist Amotz Zahavi. According to him, certain phenotypic animal traits or behaviors seem to be, on the first look, […]
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Readers with supernaturally good memories might remember the two articles, published here back in January and February 2013, on glassfrogs, a highly unusual and poorly known group of Neotropical...
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