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Re: flowering 'juvenilies'

  • To: Multiple recipients of list AROID-L <aroid-l@mobot.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 <webmaster@plantapalm.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.

Jason Hernandez

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