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Lenore Durkee durkeel at AC.GRIN.EDU
Wed Feb 26 10:38:27 EST 1997


I am teaching an introductory class in plant diversity and systematics to
junior and senior undergraduates here at Grinnell College. At the beginning
of the semester, I asked them to subscribe to TAXACOM to get a sense of the
ideas workers in systematics are concerned about today.

The thread was pretty dull for them, dealing mostly with priorities of
publication and nomenclatural rules for which they have little background;
so they sent a message to the list, but directed to the plant systematists,
asking their opinion on what they regarded as the most significant,
interesting, and important problems in plant systematics today.

Surprisingly, to date, no replies have been forthcoming. So, on behalf of
my class, I am asking the same question of the plant education discussion
group. I will forward your responses to the class. (I was hoping that some
of the ideas could serve as a basis for future class discussions). Thank
you for your help.--Lenore Durkee

Lenore Durkee                   durkeel at ac.grin.edu

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