Re: junk DNA

Tue, 3 Mar 1998 23:07:29 EST

In a message dated 98-03-03 23:05:01 EST, you write:

<< This is a bit disingenuous. Current hypotheses of junk DNA origin hold
that it comes from meiotic recombination errors and transposons, and
possibly other similar things. Given that origin, it will tend to
have a complex fractal structure characteristic of many information-
containing processes. In a sense it *is* meaningful, because it
records DNA duplication "errors" and thus can be a tool for analyzing
evolution. But it's not communication, just a record
of a fractal process. Certainly "language" is a lousy metaphor for this

Do other animals have junk DNA?