edicine Schematic representation of how antibiotic resistance evolves via natural selection. The top section represents a population of bacteria before exposure to an antibiotic. The middle section shows the population directly after exposure, the phase in which selection took place. The last section shows the distribution of resistance in a new generation of bacteria. The legend indicates the resistance levels of individuals. Antibiotic resistance can be a result of point mutations in the pathogen genome at a rate of about 1 in 108 per chromosomal replication. The antibiotic action against the pathogen can be seen as an environmental pressure; those bacteria which have a mutation allowing them to survive will live on to reproduce. They will then pass this trait to their offspring, which will result in a fully resistant colony. Understanding the changes that have occurred during organism's evolution can reveal the genes needed to construct parts of the body, genes which may be involved in human genetic disorders. For example, the Mexican tetra is an albino cavefish that lost its eyesight during evolution. Breeding together different populations of this blind fish produced some offspring with functional eyes, since different mutations had occurred in the isolated populations that had evolved in different caves. This helped identify genes required for vision and pigmentation, such as crystallins and the melanocortin 1 receptor. Similarly, comparing the genome of the Antarctic icefish, which lacks red blood cells, to close relatives such as the Antarctic rockcod revealed genes needed to make these blood cells.
I don't understand why you have posted this - it doesn't mention the concept of UCA or even drop the slightest hint about it!
You are unable to identify a single YEC who doesn't have the idea of UCA incorporated in their research who is not "useless" in developing drugs and vaccines (medicine and/or antibiotic resistance.
This is so lame I can't believe I'm even bothering to respond to it - where is your evidence that a YEC biologist would be useless in developing drugs and vaccines? So YECs can become professors of biology, but they be useless in the field of drugs and vaccines? What a stupid claim.
qs=StileThat is, if UCA was not applicable - those creating medicine would be using some other idea as a guide, or we would not have 'new medicine antibiotic resistance' at all.[/qs] How is the concept of UCA used as a 'guide" when creating new medicines?
What the hell is "new medicine antibiotic resistance"?
Are you really holding up a guy with degrees in Hebrew literature as an authority on the Cambrian explosion?
I was expecting this - apparently someone intelligent enough to be a Professor of Computer Science isn't intelligent enough to study the fossil record. If you don't like the message, shoot the messenger.
YEC Professor of Biology: "Er, sorry â€¦ I don't accept the concept of UCA so I don't understand how antibiotic resistance works. If you want to someone to explain it to you, you'll have to go to a different university."
You've been to Liberty University! Or was that Oral Roberts?
Yep, the concept of UCA is so essential to understanding antibiotic resistance you couldn't show me even one online explanation of antibiotic resistance that incorporates the concept of UCA. You're so funny!