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Time of divergence of prokaryotes

Arlin Stoltzfus arlin at is.dal.ca
Fri May 16 19:19:24 EST 1997

Arlin Stoltzfus wrote:
> Martijn Huynen wrote:
> >
> > Hi, I am looking for references that give the estimated "time of
> > divergence"  of the presently completely sequenced (and publicly

> I was very impressed with the computer model of RNA evolution
> described in your PNAS paper of last year as well as in a more
> recent paper.  Some of us here are trying in much less sophisticated
> ways to wrestle with the relationship between neutral evolution
> and biological complexity.  Soon I will be submitting a manuscript
> about the possibility of constructive neutral evolution, a draft
> of which is available at my web site:
>   http://is.dal.ca/~arlin/cne

Sorry folks, I didn't intend for this to be posted.  It was 
supposed to be a private mail message but I pressed the wrong 
button on my browser.  You won't be able to see the pre-
submission manuscript mentioned above, because I changed 
the URL to keep it private.  

However, I have already received some mail about 
this so if people are *really* interested in constructive 
neutral evolution, I can explain the basic concepts and 
give some likely examples from molecular evolution.


Arlin Stoltzfus, Ph.D.
Department of Biochemistry
Dalhousie University
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4H7 CANADA
(email) arlin at is.dal.ca 
(phone) 902-494-2968 
(fax) 902-494-1355

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