Steve LaBonne and Mitochondrial genetic codes

S. LaBonne labonnes at csc.albany.edu
Wed Sep 6 12:02:07 EST 1995

In article <42kgqq$sba at newsbf02.news.aol.com>,
HPYockey <hpyockey at aol.com> wrote:

>Back to the technical question of the hypothesis that the genetic code may
>have evolved from a doublet code in which the third nucleotide was silent.
>This was first proposed by Professor Thomas Jukes, Biochemical and
>Biophysical Research Communications v19, 391-396 (1965). He suggested
>codon reassignment in Microbiological Reviews v56 p229-264 (1992).  His
>proposed primitive doublet code in Cellular and Molecular Biology v39 p
>685-688 (1994) is identical to that in my Table 7.2. 

But this of course is in no way relevant to your claims that
nonstandard codes in mitochondria are primitive rather than derived.
You _do_ realize that, I hope?  It would be a shame if _you_ were
exhibiting such a crude misunderstanding in the very next breath after
accusing others of not understanding!  
Opinions are mine alone; I never met a university with opinions!
Steve LaBonne ********************* (labonnes at cnsunix.albany.edu)
"It can never be satisfied, the mind, never."   - Wallace Stevens

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