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Walter Hintz

Science teacher for over 50 years. MSc. in biology. I can answer questions in general biology, zoology, botany, anatomy and physiology and biochemistry.

Chris Bemis

I will answer questions relating to the identification of bacterial and fungal isolates using phenotypic (macroscopic/microscopic appearance, biochemical bench tests, fatty-acid analysis) as well as genotypic (RiboPrinting) methods. I can also answer questions relating to environmental microbiology, especially those specifically relating to the pharmaceutical industry. I am less familiar with clinical microbiology.

Chris Larsen

I can answer questions relating to general biology, cell biology, human physiology, biochemistry and pharmacology.

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2016-07-13 Bachelor of Dental surgery for Pets.:

Again I can only answer for the USA but I can only assume that similar practices occur in other developed countries. I have seen photos here of dentists doing dental work on big cats under anesthesia.

2016-07-11 Tree climbing skills.:

From the standpoint of our anatomy we are quite capable of climbing, not just trees but hills, mountains etc. We descended from climbing primates. When I was a kid I was up in every tree I could find.

2016-07-03 Why do ctenophores refract light and/or bioluminesce?:

Hi Andi   Why questions involve the area of evolutionary biology. Bioluminescense in comb jellies occurs because it is a result of the evolution process. It occurs because it is what works best. The question

2016-06-30 Trisomy 18,Trisomy 21, Edward Syndrome diseases in animals.:

Hello Prashant.   It is a pleasure to hear from you again.   Genetic errors can occur in all animals during mitosis. We are more likely to see abnormalities in primates and domestic animals. In the wild

2016-06-28 Finding out the English equivalents of some words in my mother tongue:

Hi Mehrdad   Centuries ago biologists adopted Latin as the universal language when referring to plants and animals. In 1735 a Swedish Botanist named Carl Linnaeius  suggested a naming system using Latin

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