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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, 
interbnk@terra.com.gt writes:

<< > 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. 

    Jim Langhammer

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