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  Line breeding vs hybridization corn/maize.
From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.06.24 at 17:37:07(6869)
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From: Lewandjim at aol.com on 2001.06.25 at 08:44:27(6875)
In a message dated 6/24/2001 8:37:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
ju-bo@email.msn.com writes:

<< I do not believe the reference to 'maize corn' (below) being only able to

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From: "Julius Boos" ju-bo at email.msn.com> on 2001.06.25 at 22:54:13(6882)
In a message dated 6/24/2001 8:37:27 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
ju-bo@email.msn.com writes:

<< I do not believe the reference to 'maize corn' (below) being only able to

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From: StellrJ at aol.com on 2001.06.28 at 16:35:14(6914)
In a message dated Tue, 26 Jun 2001 1:54:36 AM Eastern Daylight Time, "Julius Boos" writes:

<< Wish I had all my 'ducks in a row' AND all my literature in order when
something like this comes up! There was an article, in I believe a
"Natural History' Mag just a few (3-5?) years ago, the author says they had
FINALLY discovered in Mexico the or one of the wild 'grasses' that was

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From: "Wilbert Hetterscheid" hetter at worldonline.nl> on 2001.06.30 at 21:17:23(6922)
There is a difference between fig wasps invading figs and human interaction
to get improved crops: humans are intentionally and result-driven, with a
mind pre-set to do it. Fig wasps, for all I know, do not seem to have a mind
of their own in doing their thing with figs. So symbiosis and plant breeding
are not the same thing. It is not so much the processes themselves but the
way in which they are "used" to experiment on organisms. So, what the fig
wasps do, fits evolutionary theory of adaptation and speciation as we define
that today but breeding plants intentionally leads to different things, that
do not behave as new and adapted species. It leads to entities that lose
their "integrity" (as forced upon them by breeding) as soon as they escape
again. Discussion flares up again when such escapees do find a way to
establish themselves, albeit deviated from their "cultivated" looks (Dingo
vs. dog). What to call these escapees? It's a gray area.

Wilbert

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