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On Defining Species in Terms of Sterility: Problems and Alternatives

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dc.contributor.author Paterson, Hugh
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-07T08:08:26Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-07T08:08:26Z
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier.citation Paterson H. 1988. On defining species in terms of sterility: problems and alternatives. Pac Sci 42(1-2): 65-71.
dc.identifier.issn 0030-8870
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/1065
dc.description.abstract Despite its historic role as a criterion of species status, intersterility sensu lato is not an acceptable characteristic for delineating the genetic species or field of gene recombination. This conclusion is not new since it is in agreement with Darwin 's views as expressed in Origin of Species (1859). The critical role of sterility in distinguishing between the prevailing genetic concept of species and its rival, the recognition concept, is demonstrated. Factors that may have led to the general acceptance of Wallace's views on speciation, rather than Darwin's, are briefly discussed.
dc.language.iso en-US
dc.publisher University of Hawaii Press
dc.title On Defining Species in Terms of Sterility: Problems and Alternatives
dc.type Article
dc.type.dcmi Text
Appears in Collections: Pacific Science Volume 42, Numbers 1-2, 1988


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