Smallest self replicating organism
mkkuhner at kingman.genetics.washington.edu
Thu Aug 30 18:37:42 EST 2001
Rich Cooper <richcooper1 at mindspring.com> wrote:
>In Scientific American this month, an article states that there is some
>organism with less than 3,000 genes that can self replicate.
>Does anyone know what this organism is?
Mycoplasma, and this is an understatement; one species seems to
have 517 genes.
for a description of the experiment that showed that not all of the
517 genes are essential.
Mary Kuhner mkkuhner at genetics.washington.edu
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