From: Curtis Clark (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Date: Sat Sep 25 2004 - 12:00:08 CDT
on 2004-09-25 09:18 Philippe Verdy wrote:
> Not completely true. It is a bit less than 2 bits, due to its
> replication chains, and the presence of insertion points where
> cross-overs are possible.
And ASCII is less than 7 bits when LZW is applied.
> But the effective code is a bit more complex
> than just the ATCG system, as some studies have demonstrated that the
> DNA alone has no function out of its substrate, whose nature influence
> its "decoding".
ASCII of course has plenty of function outside its substrate. That's why
I can rename a text file with the .exe extension, and it runs just fine. :-)
-- Curtis Clark http://www.csupomona.edu/~jcclark/ Web Coordinator, Cal Poly Pomona +1 909 979 6371 Professor, Biological Sciences +1 909 869 4062
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