man-ape hybrid -Reply

David Osterbur dosterbu at kumc.wpo.ukans.edu
Fri Sep 29 11:29:18 EST 1995

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?

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