In Article <4h4ov3$agc at badger.heurikon.com>, jeff at cher.heurikon.com (Jeffrey
>My example was the salamander, but there are other cases where genomes
>have more genes but the organisms are though of as "less complex." The
>paradox is that the amount of DNA or the number of genes do not
>correlate with "complexity." Genetic complexity and physiological
>complexity are not tightly coupled.
OK, i'll bite: What is an example of an organism that has more _coding_
sequences but is considered less complex than another comperable organism
with _less coding_ sequences. Answers must 1) identify extant organisms and
2) number of said genes must be greater than a log and 3) organisms within
the same family do not count. Tax, title and licenses do not apply.
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