Thanks to conservation efforts, the critically endangered Pinzon Island tortoise (C. duncanesis) reproduced in 2015 for the first time in 100 years, and many of the offspring are now adults.
Polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), such as eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), function in both enzymatic and nonenzymatic pathways to regulate gene expression.
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Is nutrient chemical uptake, as occurs with the ingestion of these fatty acids, responsible for de novo gene expression in the non-human primate to human brain that is controlled by nutrient chemical metabolism to pheromones? If so, adaptive evolution of our brain and behavior appears to be nutrient chemical-dependent and pheromone-controlled as is behavior in species from microbes to man via ecological, social, neurogenic, and socio-cognitive niche construction.
Kohl, J.V. (2012) Human pheromones and food odors: epigenetic influences on the socioaffective nature of evolved behaviors. Socioaffective Neuroscience & Psychology, 2: 17338.