Re: Genetic self reference

From: Edmund Schaefer (
Date: Sun May 14 2006 - 21:58:43 MDT

On 5/14/06, Mike Dougherty <> wrote:
> It is generally observed that Nature is highly efficient at managing
> energy/material resources. So what is the purpose of these apparently
> inactive sequences?

Not everything has to be an adaptation. Why is having shorter DNA worth
using selection pressure on?

Also see:;jsessionid=44E534991DF3D370B56BCEF769DFC9FE

If large chunks of non-coding DNA can be removed and still produce a normal
mouse, it looks doubtful they contain useful information.

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