It's Their Planet
Minimum genome and success through simplicity.
Minimum genome size is a pet topic of interest to me. How few instructions are required for self replication and survival? Science has been finding that minimum genomes are the domain of the most abundant organisms, an interesting expression of Darwinian logic. Current theory holds that among the smallest genomes is the SINGLE MOST COMMON ORGANISM on the planet, with maybe 10,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000,000 individuals (many orders of magnitude more than all cells of all human). Behold an overview of THE most successful code, billions of years in development, custom made for mother Earth.