> To: mol-evol at net.bio.net> From: un691cs at genius.embnet.dkfz-heidelberg.de (slavemaster)
> Subject: Re: Anyone Seen Evolution?
> Problem is the definition of what a species is ! as I recall correctly from
> biology 107: aspecies is defined as an organism that can produce fertile
> offspring if mated with an organism of the same species.
> With E.coli (a-sexual multiplication) or a virus, the definition of a species is almost
...but has been done: taxonomy committees for both groups of
organisms have defined species for both, so the mating concept falls
Ed Rybicki, PhD
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