toby at u.washington.edu
Mon Feb 28 17:08:49 EST 1994
In article <1994Feb28.185850.18629 at emba.uvm.edu>,
Brian Foley <brianf at med.uvm.edu> wrote:
>Haploid organisms, even if only a small portion
>of their life cycle is haploid, play by different rules.
I can't think of a sexually reproducing organism that *doesn't*
have a haploid life history stage upon which selection can act.
I'm willing to hear about some exceptions, though :)
So, how are organisms with primarily haploid life cycles
playing by different rules than organisms with relatively
brief haploid stages? It seems to me to be a difference
of degree, not of kind.
Toby Bradshaw |
Department of Biochemistry | Will make genetic linkage maps
and College of Forest Resources | for food.
University of Washington, Seattle |
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