Perl As Programming Language of Choice for Biologists!!

Perl as Programming Language of Choice for Biologists!!


Why Biologists (Bioinformaticians or Bioinformaticists, if the scientific jargon is to be preferred) Prefer Perl?

I am a bioinformaticist, and love Perl over all other computer languages when it comes to programming in biology. This is not only my case, majority of the biologists prefer Perl for their bioinformatics’ tasks. Perl can be given the status of being the mainstay programming language in the field of Bioinformatics or Computational Biology. There must be some reasons why this is the case; actually there are some very strong points that favor the use of Perl in biology over the other lot of available programming languages. But, to be honest, at times, other computer programming languages can be of more benefit than Perl, at least for a specific task. If you are not acquainted with Perl, click here for, what the heck is Perl? In this article, I will explain why it is justified to consider Perl as programming language of choice for biologists, and for the sake of information, I would like to tell that even the non-biologists too prefer it much!

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Branches of Biology Depict Its Essence in Diversities!

Branches of Biology Depict Its Essence in Diversities!!


Rational and Earnest Thoughts from an Earnest Scientific Mind for All the Readers with the Same Mind – Aditya Sardana aka Adidarwinian –


Science is the study of the Facts; Facts mean the Pure Truths.

Biology is a Complete and Pure Science; Biology is the Pure Truth.


Science studies and describes facts and the facts mean all those things that are pure truths. Biology is a complete science, and therefore, it automatically becomes a pure truth.


As I am a hard-core biologist, I will before answering the question “What is Biology”, like to clarify that Biology is in itself a complete scientific platform on which are based a multitude of Applied Biological Sciences such as Biotechnology, Bioinformatics, Bioengineering, Medicine, Physiotherapy, and plenty of others.

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ADITYATHEDARWINIAN Is Now ADIDARWINIAN

ADITYATHEDARWINIAN Is Now ADIDARWINIAN


The website named Adityathedarwinian which was previously hosted as a free blog at WordPress is now Adidarwinian – Health, Biology, Science (http://adidarwinian.com/)


This move has been made by the author – Dr Aditya Sardana aka Adidarwinian – after the great success of the free blog. The motive behind the move is to attain more power of expression and full customization. This new website, rather a scientific platform, is free from the constraints of scarcity of space, and hence, can be readily enriched with articles containing exhaustive content, in-depth research papers, informative write-ups, and rich media like videos and pictures. This new scientific platform is supposed by the author to better serve his motive and the passion to the knowledge-seeking readers around the world.


All the new content will be posted here (Adidarwinian – Health, Biology, Science) and here only!! Your author remains the same – Dr Aditya Sardana aka Adidarwinian


Aditya Sardana aka Adidarwinian as the Author of this Scientific Platform:

  • This entire website ( or scientific platform as it author desires it to be known as) has been authored by Dr Aditya Sardana (Adidarwinian).
  • Dr Aditya Sardana holds a Doctor of Medicine degree, MD in alternative medicine, is a fanatic biologist, and has done his Bachelors in Pharmacy and Masters in Bioinformatics or Computational Biology (click here to know – what is Bioinformatics?).
  • Dr Aditya Sardana has authored many research articles on health, biology, medicine, pharmacy, pets, animals, applications and software, Information Technology or IT, and cloud computing (click here to know – what is Cloud Computing?).
  • He has worked as the SME or Subject Matter Expert in the field of Biology.
  • He has also authored technical and white papers on IT, software, and cloud computing.
  • He submitted thesis on “The Bioinformatics of the Alzheimer’s disease”.
  • He has written detailed write-ups/monographs on drugs.
  • He has written detailed monographs on the Medicinal Plants.
  • He is an ardent reader of the literature on all fields that come within the scope of both the Allopathic system of medicine and the Complementary or Alternative Systems of Medicine.

A Biological Marvel Unleashed

A Biological Marvel Unleashed

A Biological Marvel - Photosynthetic Sea Slug - adidarwinian
A Biological Marvel – Photosynthetic Sea Slug

Note the bright green hue in the photograph.

This Sea Slug is a Biological Marvel — It is both an Animal and a Plant!!

“Elysia chlorotica can make energy containing molecules without having to eat anything.”

“This is the first time that multicellular animals have been able to produce chlorophyll“.

Elysia chlorotica is not an ordinary sea slug (a mollusc). Elysia chlorotica is a photosynthetic sea animal. Like plants, it is capable of converting sunlight into energy.

The photosynthetic ability of Elysia chlorotica is the result of incorporation of algal (Vaucheria litorea) chloroplasts (organelles found in plant cells in which photosynthesis occurs) and chlorophyll producing genes into its molluscan cells. Vaucheria litorea belongs to the yellow-green algae of the class  Xanthophyceae.

These slugs initially got the chlorophyll producing genes from the algae that they had eaten. Present generations of slugs have received these genes from their parent generations, and they are passing them to their daughter generations.

Elysia chlorotica gets its chlorophyll-making genes through genetic inheritance, but still is unable to carry out photosynthesis until it consumes adequate quantity of algae so as to receive necessary chloroplasts, which it is unable to produce by itself.

Photosynthetic Sea Slug - Elysia chlorotica - adidarwinian