Open Access Opinion

Life has No Blueprint. Cells are Pixels in a Living Jumbotron

Dariusz Michalczyk*

Department of Plant Physiology, Genetics and Biotechnology. University of Warmia and Mazury in Olsztyn, Poland.

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Received Date: July 16, 2021;  Published Date: August 10, 2021


In recent years we have been facing an incredible increase in the range of applications of high throughput analyses of genetic material. Whether you are interested in soil microbial communities or the spread of weeds or maybe the basics of plant development and the limitations it exerts on organ size and plant productivity, the key to almost any biological and in fact agricultural question seems to be hidden in the sequences of nucleic acids, or to use the more colloquial expression, the details of the blueprints of life. To tell you the truth, I hate the last expression. Maybe it is just a matter of a name, that nobody takes too seriously but my point is that words can sometimes help us grasp the reality, but they can also lead us astray and this second case applies in my opinion to DNA seen as a blueprint.

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