Re: Line breeding vs hybridization
- Subject: Re: Line breeding vs hybridization
- From: Lewandjim@aol.com
- Date: Sun, 1 Jul 2001 10:50:17 -0500 (CDT)
In a message dated 6/29/2001 2:39:18 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
<< > If leafcutter ants were the taxonomists, they could say that their fungus
crop is unknown in nature -- that is, if they defined nature so as to
exclude themselves, as we humans generally (and artificially) do.
Things are really getting out of perspective here. Such a fungus crop is not
an altered and hybridized unnatural entity, the ants simply nurture it in a
specific locale for their own use. Not all that different from all those
gardeners currently enjoying Amorphophallus titanum in captivity.