Two levels of information in DNA: relationship of Romanes' "intrinsic" variability of the reproductive system, and Bateson's "residue" to the species-dependent component of the base composition, (C+G)%.

@article{Forsdyke1999TwoLO,
  title={Two levels of information in DNA: relationship of Romanes' "intrinsic" variability of the reproductive system, and Bateson's "residue" to the species-dependent component of the base composition, (C+G)%.},
  author={Donald R. Forsdyke},
  journal={Journal of theoretical biology},
  year={1999},
  volume={201 1},
  pages={
          47-61
        }
}
In 1886 Charles Darwin's research associate George Romanes published a paper entitled "Physiological Selection: An Additional Suggestion on the Origin of Species". This was criticized by his Victorian contemporaries and largely ignored by those who followed. However, the recent recognition of two levels of information in DNA suggests that Romanes had solved the major problems with Darwin's theory. It was apparent from the outset that the form of reproductive isolation likely to apply most… CONTINUE READING
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