darwinian medicine

Tom C cigolott at nbnet.nb.ca
Wed Oct 18 22:05:30 EST 1995


In message <199510131744.NAA29779 at hobbes.kzoo.edu> - ogston at HOBBES.KZOO.EDU (Wa
lter Ogston) writes:
+The other possibility, that the same genes are pleiotropic and
+code for heavy metal resistance is interesting.  Is there any
+evidence for it?  And in the experiments or natural observations
+is selection by heavy metals known to operate?  
+----------------------------------------------------------------------
+Walter Ogston				ogston at hobbes.kzoo.edu
+Department of Biology			Phone: (616)337-7010
+Kalamazoo College			Fax:   (616)337-7251
+Kalamazoo, MI 49006-3295

Somebody at the U. Saskatuan (1994) carried out some rat studies with 
almalgam. Although a radio report of preliminary results (Quirks and Quarks 
science program (CBC radio), (if memory serves), indicated that after removal 
of the amalgam, bact-t returned to non resistant types. Can dig up the e-mail 
for the prg if you need.

regards
tom c.




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