Life forms always make sense. Some theories do not.
By sequencing multiple Trichodesmium genomes—and using a wide variety of samples to ensure that there was no error—researchers found that only about 63 percent of the bacteria’s genome is expressed as protein. That’s an incredibly low amount for a bacterium and unheard of for a free-living oligotroph.
(lives under very poor conditions, in this case it thrives massively in barren stretches of the ocean)
“The unique evolutionary path reflected in this genome contradicts nearly all accounts of free-living microbial genome architectures to date,” said lead author Nathan Walworth, a Ph.D. candidate at USC. “Different evolutionary paths are foundational to all arenas of biology, including biotechnology, so it is important for the field to be cognizant of different paths a living organism can take to achieve ecological success.”
Most bacteria don’t have much non-coding DNA (called by Darwin’s followers “junk DNA”), the theory being
Oligotrophs, in particular, shun non-coding DNA, possibly because of the high energy-cost of living in a harsh environment. Cells need every ounce of energy simply to replicate and survive.
Apparently not. Or not necessarily.
The rest of the media release is a treat, as various Darwinians try their hand at explaining this according to their sacred knowledge. More.