Thursday, September 08, 2011

jumping genes and early ancestors

jumping genes and evolution:  According to this report P-elements have been present in Drosophila melanogaster for only 80 years; clearly I have to read the paper.

At the same time, more hype about a possible human ancestor (or was it a dead end) and the origins of heavy metals from meteors (hints is clearly the right word).  Hype appears to be order of the day.

Finally, we (that is highlighter) made a breakthrough and we went from 20 to 50 students signed up.  Now a little group sorting and we are really off to the races.

1 comment:

chickonsticks said...

the actually reference appears to be:
Clark JB, Kidwell MG (1997) A phylogenetic perspective on P transposable element evolution in Drosophila. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 94:11428e11433.