Dr.Ram Samudrala wrote:
> (Assuming, for the moment, that the organism's fitness is primarily
> determined by proteins.)
Well, "primarily" perhaps, but without that caveat I would be inclined
not to accept that assumption also.
> But I am referring to cases where the DNA and
> the corresponding transcript (not necessarily the translated product)
> is under no selective pressure in nature.
Sorry, assumption not accepted.
> There's no doubt
> that once it becomes a protein-encoding gene selection is acting on
Yes, selection continues to act, just it did before the region became
Sincerely, Donald Forsdyke