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Author Topic:   Science rejects Abiogenesis
mark24
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Message 36 of 40 (19203)
10-07-2002 7:50 AM
Reply to: Message 35 by Andya Primanda
10-07-2002 4:18 AM


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Originally posted by Andya Primanda:
Non-harmful mutation only 1 in 1000? Remold and Lenski found 12% (120 in 1000) in their studies of E. coli!

http://www.pnas.org/cgi/content/abstract/98/20/11388

"Beneficial mutations are generally thought to be rare but, surprisingly, at least three mutations (12%) significantly improved fitness in maltose, a resource novel to the progenitor."


And that's BENEFICIAL mutations, it hasn't factored in the neutral mutations, which would be required to arrive at a "non-harmful" figure.

Mark

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