Population Bottleneck

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Nayus
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Population Bottleneck

Post by Nayus » Sun Sep 16, 2018 5:17 pm

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Population Bottleneck

Difficulty: PhD

Progress: Unlocks gene Neurocyte, programmable genome parameters, and further challenges

Description:
This diverse ecosystem reproduces sexually using a new cell type, the Gamete. This cell doesn't have a complete set of chromosomes and can thus not split.
However, it can fuse with another compatible gamete to form a new cell with complete genome. After fusing the mode is changed and the lifecycle can continue. This way beneficial traits can efficiently spread through a population.
The ecosystem on this dish unfortunately went through a population bottleneck when professor Challenger spilled a mug of coffee on it. Now the gene for swimming fast is missing. Can you reintroduce it to the gene pool?


Win Conditions: 750 or more total cells with 2 or less inserted


General Strategy: Make a variation of the organism present but with a faster Flagellocyte

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Nasif
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Re: Population Bottleneck

Post by Nasif » Thu Jan 17, 2019 3:56 pm

I can't find the solution at all my organism dies everytime
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Re: Population Bottleneck

Post by wapcaplet » Fri Jan 18, 2019 12:17 am

Because the Nitrocyte is not available in the genome editor, you won't be able to create a new organism that survives, so you will need to modify the existing organism through its gametes.

You can do this by selecting any cell, and loading it in the genome editor. Any changes you make to these cells can propagate to others with compatible gametes--swim speed, for example. I like to change their color too, so it's easier to see which cells are changed when the gametes fuse.

After editing, select the gamete as the initial cell, and place it directly in front of two nearby existing swimmers. You should slowly see your changes spreading through the population, depending on how beneficial the changes are.
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