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anglagard
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Message 209 of 752 (577650)
08-29-2010 10:18 PM
Reply to: Message 196 by dennis780
08-28-2010 6:51 PM


All Hail Polychaos Dubium, the Most Complex Organism
dennis780 writes:

The length and diversity of amino acid sequences in nucleotides that provide the instructions for the production of protiens and instructions for the size, shape, and (inter)function of complex systems that are found in complex organisms and unique to specific species. This complexity is explained by the large amount of information found in DNA sequences. If you need further clarification, google it.

I did Google it using the search term 'dna length comparison among animals.'

This was the first link.

Did you know that a single-celled critter, Polychaos Dubium, has the largest genome, and therefore according to your reasoning, is the most complex creature. Humans even lose to lungfish by this measure as they have the largest genome of any vertebrate.

Here is a nice comparison chart of genome size.

Looks like us mammals lost out to some amphibians and flowering plants.

Diversity, maybe but doubtful, length, no.

Perhaps measuring an organism's complexity is a little more complex than you may have thought.

Edited by anglagard, : Add second to last sentence.


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