xia at cc.umanitoba.ca
Mon Apr 25 22:56:56 EST 1994
>in reply to Xia's anthropomorphigenation re phage lambda's intellect,
>D.Z. Skinner asks, "how can a phage, with only about 48K basebairs of
>DNA, no systems, no nerves, certainly no brain, make a DECISION???"
The "DECISION" is simply a genetic switch which is very well illustrated
in Ptashne's book entitled "A Genetic Switch" (1992, 2nd edition).
I will come back to it latter on.
University of Manitoba
xia at ccu.umanitoba.ca
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