Re: flowering 'juvenilies'
- To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <firstname.lastname@example.org>
- Subject: Re: flowering 'juvenilies'
- From: StellrJ@aol.com
- Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 21:59:48 -0500 (CDT)
In a message dated Mon, 19 Jun 2000 5:33:21 PM Eastern Daylight Time, Jody
Haynes <email@example.com> write:
> So, what you are saying is, paedomorphosis is when an adult looks or acts
> like a juvenile, while neoteny is when a juvenile is capable of reproducing?
Yes and no. Neoteny is the *process* of retardation of somatic maturation
relative to sexual maturation, whereas paedomorphosis is the *possession* of
juvenile traits in an adult.
Does this help?
Yes, very much. You are distingushing an outward manifestation from the
process that causes it.