Model Organisms

L.A. Moran lamoran at gpu.utcc.utoronto.ca
Sun Apr 20 12:10:33 EST 1997


There is no such thing as a living organsim that is more "primitive" than
Drosophila and more "advanced" than C. elegans.

If you want to use a mammalian gene to clone a C. elegan homolog then 
you might as well screen the C. elegans library directly. There are
no evolutionary intermediates that will help you.

Modern living species cannot be arranged on a evolutionary ladder from
primitive to advanced. This is a false notion of evolution that was 
discredited more than one hundred years ago.


Larry Moran






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