Picornaviruses moving between primates (or not)

“pico-rna-virus” literally means “small RNA virus.”
A microRNA (abbreviated miRNA) is a small non-coding RNA molecule (containing about 22 nucleotides) found in plants, animals, and some viruses, which functions in RNA silencing and post-transcriptional regulation of gene expression.[1][2]

The Lies That Scars Tell


…when she first started asking Bedey monkey trainers if they could recall specific experiences being bitten, they just showed her their scar-covered arms. The blood work, however, told a different story.
Only 1 of 45 Bedey sampled was seropositive for antibodies against simian foamy virus, while 17 of 269 villagers who don’t work with monkeys were positive.

My comment: vThe anti-entropic epigenetic effects of nutrients link ecological variation to ecological adaptation. Fixation of amino acids substitutions in the context of the biophysically constrained chemistry of RNA-mediated protein folding and physiology of reproduction repairs DNA damage in all genera.
If researchers had learned how RNA-mediated gene duplication and RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions are linked to cell type differentiation in all cells of all individuals of all genera, the end of neo-Darwinian nonsense would have led to effective treatments and many cures for virus-driven pathology.
For example, the Bedey primate owners appear to be nearly as ecologically adapted as their pets. It will be interesting to see how long it will be until researchers discover the amino acid substitution that differentiates the Bedey population from other modern human populations and from other primates.
Dobzhansky (1973)

Some kinds of enzymes and other proteins are quasiuniversal, or at any rate widespread, in the living world. They are functionally similar in different living beings, in that they catalyze similar chemical reactions. But when such proteins are isolated and their structures determined chemically, they are often found to contain more or less different sequences of amino acids in different organisms. For example, the so-called alpha chains of hemoglobin have identical sequences of amino acids in man and the chimpanzee, but they differ in a single amino acid (out of 141) in the gorilla” (p. 127).

See also: Comparison of bonobo anatomy to humans offers evolutionary clues
My comment: Comparing anatomy without comparison of the physiology of nutrient-dependent RNA-mediated gene duplication and fixation of RNA-mediated amino acid substitutions, is a comparison of nonsense that does not offer any clues about how the epigenetic landscape is linked to the physical landscape of DNA in species from microbes to man.

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