Re: junk DNA

Thom Quinn (
Tue, 03 Mar 1998 22:24:49 -0600

yes, all eukaryotic cells do!

CALYK wrote:
> 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
> process.
> >>
> Do other animals have junk DNA?