Genome Length

David Thornton DRTHORNT at SCIENCE.uwaterloo.ca
Thu Oct 5 18:08:49 EST 1995

	Hey there

	I had an Idea . I was sitting in my mol cell bio lecture learning 
about this paradox that shows that some creatures in the same class have 
larger genomes than others.  I was thinking with all that "junk" DNA does 
that make the creature better able to handle new conidtions. I mean might 
all of that junk DNA be coding for genes that are "latent" (to be used in 
time of need) or more aptly to have their effects expressed in time of need?

	Please has anyone come up with any Idea of this nature.

	David Thornton

	P.S. My instructor said that it was probably a question of tracking 
evolution and ecology and genetics which sounds like a heck of a job.


David Thornton
drthornt at science.uwaterloo.ca

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