DNA info

Cliff Lundberg (cliff@noevalley.com)
Sat, 06 Jun 1998 16:55:07 -0700

Ron Chitwood wrote:

> There is no recorded instance of an increase in DNA information.
> Decreases, yes - increases, no.

Ron, could you elaborate on this? What are the recorded instances
of decreases in DNA-borne information?

I woould think that the information content of DNA would be
increasing even when the phenotype suffers loss of features.
Simply because there are so many repeated sequences, but when
random mutation acts upon these sequences, they become no
longer identical, and the information content then increases.

Cliff Lundberg ~ San Francisco ~ cliff@noevalley.com