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A new botany?

JAD JAD at dannet.dk
Tue Nov 24 09:24:17 EST 1998

David Brear wrote:

> Dr Mark Chase of Kew, Kare Bremer of the University of
> Uppsala in Sweden and Peter Stevens of Harvard have
> investigated the genetic links of plants. The work 'involved the
> detailed comparison of three genes for each of 565
> representatives of all the families of flowering
> plants.'
> Maybe this is old news to many readers but what do you think?

3 genes and 565 species? Isn't it a little far fetched to talk about a
whole new systematics on such a meagre basis? I mean - how many
genes are there, all in all? And how many species? Even if the genes
were of fundamental importance, the statistics of what is suggested
here is too weak.


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