Where'd everybody go?

Tim Ruhnke truhnke at esu.edu
Thu Feb 2 14:54:53 EST 1995


Mark Siddall (mes at zoo.toronto.edu) wrote:


: I suppose the grand flurry is over?
: Anybody read the latest compilation of review articles in Int. J.
: Parasitol. regarding parasite evolution?
: Anybody else a little troubled about the search for common themes
: in the evolution of parasitic protists?
: As though a) parasitic protists were monphyletic? or b) protists were
: monophyletic? or c) parasites were monophyletic?

: Just checking...

: Mark

: -- 
: Mark E. Siddall                "I don't mind a parasite...
: mes at vims.edu                    I object to a cut-rate one" 
: Virginia Inst. Marine Sci.                     - Rick
: Gloucester Point, VA, 23062

didn't read the ijp papers.  not so disturbed about the search for common 
themes in the evolution of parasitic protists, even though they might be 
hard to find.  i guess i'm more disturbed that folks that are interested 
in studying evolution either a:  don't know about the importance of 
common phylgenetic origins when studying evolution or b: do know, but are 
not impressed with its significance.
tim ruhnke



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