Joined: Mar. 2006
He may be a biologist, but he aint no chemist.
I particularly like this bit:
|With the recombinations due to sexual reproduction, this amounts to a potential number of different genotypes in the descendants of 1030,000 (this is 1 followed by 30,000 zeros). To put this in perspective, there are thought to be some 1080 atoms in the Universe! So, it appears that two wolves could produce quite a few descendants before the pattern would have to be repeated! Now because not every gene locus is likely to be heterozygous in the original pair, and because of recessive alleles not every gene will be expressed, so the number of animals that could actually be different in their form (‘phenotype’) would be less than the huge number above.|
I suppose there are like, what... ten of each of these?
Cave ab homine unius libri - Beware of anyone who has just one book.