>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