Smallest self replicating organism
Gordon D. Pusch
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Tue Sep 4 23:09:09 EST 2001
"Rich Cooper" <richcooper1 at mindspring.com> writes:
> In Scientific American this month, an article
> that there is some organism with less than 3,000
> that can self replicate.
> Does anyone know what this organism is?
=Much= smaller self-replicators than that are known,
e.g. Mycoplasma genitalium (547 genes). It is
that a ``minimal'' self-replicator would have
250 and 350 genes; see
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