man-ape hybrid -Reply

Mark D. Garfinkel mg16 at
Sat Sep 30 14:26:02 EST 1995

In article <bbur.9.000EAC09 at>,
Bill Burnett <bbur at> wrote:
>In article <s06bd7ed.070 at POBOX.CC.UKANS.EDU>
dosterbu at (David Osterbur) writes:
>>Subject: Re: man-ape hybrid -Reply
>>From: dosterbu at (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?

	Bzzzt! David's was a trick question; sterility is not speciation.

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