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Re: Line breeding vs hybridization

  • Subject: Re: Line breeding vs hybridization
  • From: "Eduardo Goncalves" <edggon@hotmail.com>
  • Date: Mon, 2 Jul 2001 10:58:38 -0500 (CDT)

Hi Jim,

>We have no basis for disagreement. Hybridization has played a major role in
>the evolution of many plants and animals. Linnaeus' early work however did
>not separate "natural self-replicating populations" from man-induced
>non-stable genomes that were cultivars created by humans for our own 
>(e.g., Canis familiaris). I think you would agree that only the natural
>populations fulfill what systematists consider to be "species".

  Yes, I think you're correct. Anyway, I still don't know what _I_ should
consider to be species! I am losing my faith!

                                 Best wishes,


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