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Re: Hybrids

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.org>
  • Subject: Re: Hybrids
  • From: Don Martinson <llmen@execpc.com>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Apr 2000 00:42:59 -0500 (CDT)

>Reticulation (a beautiful name for the
>>  promiscuity in plants) is a real thing
>>                               Cheers,
>>                            Eduardo.
>>  P.S. Believe me, I am a plant taxonomist too!
>>  >
>I have never heard the word reticulation used in conjunction with sex. I
>thought it meant 'net viened'.
At 7:56 PM -0500 4/28/00, Scott Lucas wrote:
>Per Webster:
>of, relating to, or constituting evolutionary change on genetic
>recombination involving diverse interbreeding populations.

Actually, I'd prefer the term "miscegenation", while originally
applied to the human races, it conveys more of that promiscuity or
"against nature" tone.  (N.B. no moral judgements implied here!).

Don Martinson
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

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