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Postby Asheera » Jul 16 2008, 19:54

Is that you? :D
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Postby Panda Tar » Jul 16 2008, 20:06

Yep, :rumor: but just don't anyone that I skipped work to relax at a spa, ok? ;)

And below, twins!

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Postby Lord Lakely » Jul 16 2008, 20:12

TWINS ??? 8|

Wow, didn't know they could be so different lol.

Hehe reminds me of a case (I think it was in Belgium, but don't remember) of a couple ofwhich the husband was infertile. They tried to cover it up and went to the clinic where the wife was inseminated with sperm, that had DNa tha supposedly matched the husband's.
Unfortunately someone mixed up the sperm samples and the wife gave birth to a black boy (note that both man and wife were caucasian). :nervous:

the twins remind me of that case :D

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Postby Panda Tar » Jul 16 2008, 20:25

In this case, the woman is caucasian...and the man is black (dunno if he was in black as well... :rolleyes: ), anyway, two different ovums. That's why they went that way. :)
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Postby Asheera » Jul 16 2008, 20:27

Lord Lakely wrote:Hehe reminds me of a case (I think it was in Belgium, but don't remember) of a couple ofwhich the husband was infertile. They tried to cover it up and went to the clinic where the wife was inseminated with sperm, that had DNa tha supposedly matched the husband's.
Unfortunately someone mixed up the sperm samples and the wife gave birth to a black boy (note that both man and wife were caucasian). :nervous:
I'm sure that kid was asking a lot of questions like: "Mommy, why am I black?" "Daddy, was I adopted?" ;|
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Postby Kalah » Jul 16 2008, 22:36

When it's that obvious, I'm pretty sure the kid grows up knowing.
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Postby jeff » Jul 16 2008, 23:09

Well when I teach genetics and inheritance I show this photo of twin girls, before we do a tri-hybrid punnet square. Skin color is a polygenic trait allowing for a great deal of variation.
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Postby Panda Tar » Jul 17 2008, 1:36

*I'm going to make a joke, so hold tight, people*

"Wow, but they look so different! The woman in necklace has nothing to do with the guy with moustache!"

*Now you can fall*
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Postby Kalah » Jul 17 2008, 21:29

Check out the retriever :D

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Postby darknessfood » Jul 17 2008, 22:11

Panda Tar wrote:*I'm going to make a joke, so hold tight, people*

"Wow, but they look so different! The woman in necklace has nothing to do with the guy with moustache!"

*Now you can fall*
:mad: ... Nah, it was pretty funny :D!
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Postby Elvin » Jul 17 2008, 22:14

Gotta love the doggy :) That's the attitude.
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Postby Kalah » Jul 17 2008, 22:15

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Postby winterfate » Jul 18 2008, 1:36

Jeff wrote:Well when I teach genetics and inheritance I show this photo of twin girls, before we do a tri-hybrid punkett square. Skin color is a polygenic trait allowing for a great deal of variation.
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How many genes does it involve exactly? :D
Also, I'm sure your students don't like you too much when they realize they have to fill out 64 squares. ;)

I love doing punnet (sic?) squares. :)
(Then again, I'm studying Microbiology, so I guess that's to be expected. :-D)
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Postby jeff » Jul 18 2008, 2:12

winterfate wrote:How many genes does it involve exactly? :D
Also, I'm sure your students don't like you too much when they realize they have to fill out 64 squares. ;)

I love doing punnet (sic?) squares. :)
(Then again, I'm studying Microbiology, so I guess that's to be expected. :-D)
Whether they like it or not they do it, and because most are interested they don't complain. As to your question, I don't believe a definite number has been settled on. Some early researchers were saying over 100, that's probably high and would be an interesting punnet. :sweat: So we use 3 from each parent each which contributes equally to color and thus 64 squares. :)
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Postby winterfate » Jul 18 2008, 2:20

jeff wrote:Some early researchers were saying over 100, that's probably high and would be an interesting punnet. :sweat:
:sweat:

Yeah, it's one of those things to do while I'm bored, about 2 hours a day. :D
So we use 3 from each parent each which contributes equally to color and thus 64 squares.
I see. :)

I miss my Genetics course...:sad:

On that subject:

http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio105/geneprob.htm

Genetic problems for all who want to solve them! :D
Let's see if I still remember what I learned two semesters ago... ;)
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Postby jeff » Jul 18 2008, 15:37

winterfate wrote: On that subject:

http://biology.clc.uc.edu/courses/bio105/geneprob.htm

Genetic problems for all who want to solve them! :D
Let's see if I still remember what I learned two semesters ago... ;)
Great site I'll use it in my classes. :-D
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Postby darknessfood » Jul 21 2008, 23:35

Got myself some new shows today :) :

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Postby winterfate » Jul 22 2008, 0:41

@jeff: Google to the rescue! ;)

I decided to run a search for genetic related problems and that was in the Top 5 or so. :)

I still remember most of my stuff too. :D
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Postby jeff » Jul 22 2008, 1:57

darknessfood wrote:Got myself some new shows today :) :
A shame they didn't come with shoe laces. :-D
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Postby darknessfood » Jul 22 2008, 16:52

Well, with that pair there are none. They are to wear that way, no laces needed :D
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