what rules encourage diversity?

David H. Griffin griffin at mailbox.syr.edu
Tue Jul 25 14:50:11 EST 1995


In article <3usd6o$qtr at engnews2.Eng.Sun.COM>
joss at Eng.Sun.COM (Jos Marlowe) writes:

> 
> I am doing research in economics. I am specifically interested in finding natural
> rules that discourage monopolies and encourage diversity. I am asking this question
> in bionet.molbio.evolution because there may be an answer in molecurlar biology
> that could be applied to economies.
> 
> Any pointers to research, books or other news groups would be deeply appreciated!
> 
Considering within species diversity, rather than among species
diversity, sexual reproduction results in genetic diversity, while
asexual reproduction results in genetic similarity among individuals in
a population. 

Examples of literature citations discussing this:

Adams, G., S. Hammar and T. Proffer.  1990.  Vegetative compatibility
in Leucostoma persoonii.  Phytopathology 80: 287-291.

Leonard, K. J. and S. Leath.  1990.  Genetic Diversity in Field
Populations of Cochliobolus carbonum on Corn in North Carolina. 
Phytopathology 80: 1154-1159.

Metzenberg, R. L.  1990.  The role of similarity and difference in
fungal mating.  Genetics 125: 457-462.

Proffer, T. J. and J. H. Hart.  1988.  Vegetative compatibility groups
in Leucocytospora kunzei.  Phytopathology 78: 256-260.

Stamberg, J. and Y. Koltin.  1981.  The genetics of mating systems: 
fungal strategies for survival. In D. T. Wicklow and G. C. Carroll
(Eds.), The fungal community:  its organization and role in the
ecosystem. pp. 157-170.  Marcel Dekker, New York.



David H. Griffin
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College of Environmental Science and Forestry
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