Biologists of all CFC, unite!
For too long we have read Ask a ... threads from philosophers, economists, engineers, programmers, mathematicians and others. Time has come for biologists to have their own thread, where they could answer questions from their field of science.
Do you have any questions regarding biology, study of biology or biological reserach? About some article that interested you and you want to know more? About some concept that you can't grasp? About anything else, biology-related?
I and others would try to answer you as best we could. But because the field of biology is vast it could happen that we don't enough about that area of biology. And even if it is in our supposed area of knowledge, it could happen that we were never interested in that particular problem, sorry. But we will try.
As for my background, I study Ecological and Evolutionary Biology at Charles University in Prague and in few weeks I should (hopefully) finish my bachelor degree and continue my master degree in Terrestrial ecology. I pondered about continuing in Ethology, but I ultimately decided against it.
But I'm definitely not the only (or most competent) biologists among CFCers, other biologist should answer your questions too.
Contre was a biology major at OSU, with interest in zoology and ethology.
The_J got B.sc in Bioinformatics and M.sc in Microbiology and can answer questions from genetics and molecular biology, fields that I shamefully neglected
And we hope that there are other biologist on this forum that would show themselves.
Warning: I know that threads about evolution was among the longest and the fiercest of OT threads. I haven't made this a RD thread, because I hope that you could use your common sense, and if you realize that you are arguing with someone, you will move to another thread or ask moderators to split off your valuable debate. But if you will argue with someone here for too long, I'll call the mods. You've been warned.