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man-ape hybrid -Reply

Bill Burnett bbur at wpo.nerc.ac.uk
Sat Sep 30 14:40:13 EST 1995


In article <s06bd7ed.070 at POBOX.CC.UKANS.EDU> dosterbu at kumc.wpo.ukans.edu (David Osterbur) writes:
>Subject: Re: man-ape hybrid -Reply
>From: dosterbu at kumc.wpo.ukans.edu (David Osterbur)
>Date: 29 Sep 1995 09:29:18 -0700

>Chronology's not reliable either, different taxonomic groups and different 
>genes evolve at different rates... the origin of an absolute reproductive 
>barrier (either pre- or post- zygotic) can occur with very little
>divergence  (and practically no relation to phenotype).

>Bill Burnett

>This is very true.   In Drosophila melanogaster it is possible to create a
>strain of flies in one generation that can no longer interbreed with any
>other strain of melanogaster.  Is this speciation?

I think so.... Anyone disagree?  Why?

Bill


 



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