Junk DNA

Austin P. So (Hae-Jin) haejin at netinfo.ubc.caX
Wed Apr 19 12:40:22 EST 2000


So tell me...how do you actually draw the line? "Junk" implies that it is
completely unnecessary...and in order to come to that conclusion, particularly
for eukaryotes where more "junk" DNA exists, you need a crapload of genomic
sequence data from a number of organisms...and these simply do not exist yet.

"Ian A. York" wrote:

> By no one's definition does "junk DNA" merely include everything that's
> not coding DNA.  It's utterly obvious that non-coding DNA can and has been
> selected for in many ways.  Junk DNA shows no sign of having been selected
> in any way.

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Austin P. So (Hae Jin)

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University of British Columbia

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