The all pervasive principle of repetitious recurrence governs not only coding sequence construction but also human endeavor in musical composition

  title={The all pervasive principle of repetitious recurrence governs not only coding sequence construction but also human endeavor in musical composition},
  author={Susumu Ohno and Midori Ohno},
Organisms which have evolved on this earth are governed by multitudes of periodicities; tomorrow is another today, and the next year is going to be much like this year. Accordingly, the principle of repetitious recurrence pervades every aspect of life on this earth. Thus, individual genes in the genome have been duplicated and triplicated often to the point of redundancy, and each coding sequence consists of numerous variously truncated as well as variously base-substituted copies of the… 

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