This page gives supplementary material to the paper Evolution of Biological Information.
There are several versions of a movie of the evolution of a binding site. They are presented as sequence logos. The first movie gives the sequence logo for the best organism every 100 generations. This movie plays the fastest. The second movie gives the logos every 10 generations and will take 10 times longer. The third movie gives all 2000 generations (at one frame per generation) and so is 100 times longer than the first one.
The fourth and fifth movies also have 2000 images, but the gifs are set to play 10 and 50 times faster than the third movie.
The actual playing time will depend on how loaded my computer is and how fast the net connecting us is. You may need to download the entire file first to see it running at full speed on your machine.
|Movie||Number of |
kb = kilobytes
mb = megabytes
|movie #1||100||62 kb||0.5||Try this one first.|
|movie #2||10||614 kb||0.5||this one will be 10 times slower than #1|
|movie #3||1||5 mb||0.5||this one will be 100 times slower than #1|
|movie #4||1||5 mb||0.05||Same size as #3, but runs 10 times faster.
This one is quite sprightly! Try this one second.
|movie #5||1||5 mb||0.01||Same size as #3, but runs 50 times faster.
This one is too fast for my taste!
The logos were generated by
program of the
The movies were created using
(A perl script
v1.0, July 1994, by Nikos Drakos
Note: a faster way to make the gif images is to use the convert routine from www.imagemagick.com which calls ghostscript.
origin: 1999 July 25
updated: 2012 Mar 08