Robert Herzog <rherzog at dbm.ulb.ac.be> wrote:
> In the world of bioinformatics, let us reserve the term "homology" to
> situations where two bio-objects (be it sequences, genes or whatever)
> can be claimed to be derived from some common ancestor, or at least can
> be inferred to have the same function in their corresponding organisms.
Absolutely right. Two things are either homologous or not. Just as you
cannot be 50% pregnant, you cannot be 50% homologous....
Dr. Andrew C.R. Martin (Working at home)
Lecturer in Bioinformatics
University of Reading http://www.bioinf.org.uk