Re: NANFA-L-- Moribund fish & Life Outside

EELReprah at
Mon, 24 Oct 2005 13:31:58 EDT

In a message dated 10/24/05 1:03:27 PM, ashtonmj2003 at writes:

<< this is how it came to me from the list. >>

That's the way I got it too. However, Chris, Bruce and Matt have helped me
understand a little more than my old fashioned view of the definition of
species. Thanks. I remember when hybridization studies were an important part of the
AKA because it was supposed to be the definitive answer to separation of
species. Now, I would hazard the guess that an examination by DNA sequence would be
the definitive study, But, again, how much of a difference constitutes a
different species? After all, we convict or acquit people on the basis of DNA
difference but we don't separate them as different species.

Lee Harper
Media, PA
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