“MO-1 is a magnetotactic bacterium capable of orienting its cell body along the geomagnetic field lines by using magnetosomes.”
In short, the sequences performed no new function, so no new information was created.
Protocells place origin-of-life researchers in an awkward position: relying upon an imaginary entity to sustain their belief that only matter and energy exist.
In previous posts, I’ve covered how neo-Darwinism can make biological redundancy more confusing than it should be.
An analogy I like to use is NASA finding a crashed spaceship in a cave located in Area 51.