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Date: **Mon, 28 Nov 2005 11:57:41 +0000**

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Subject: **Re: PhyloCode Taxonomic Classifications**

How about accepting the last part for Species for PhyloCode:Individua= l groups whose members are diverging from one another towards separat= e species if not prevented from doing so. Sounds vague enough?=20 Yisrael Asper yisraelasper@comcast.net Pittsburgh PA > >but if asexually produced they pass down their own forms [they are= genetic=20 > >replicas] with both type of groups [sexually and asexualy produced= =20 > group's]>members diverging from one another towards separate specie= s if not=20 > >prevented from doing so [this part modifies the above to allow for= >development=20 > towards new species]. > I tried to come up with as wide a definition as possible for PhyloC= ode because=20 > of all this disagreement. By default the only other alternative is = to have no=20 > species names for PhyloCode.=20 > Yisrael Asper > yisraelasper@comcast.net > Pittsburgh PA >=20 >=20 > > > So talk of seeing how to specify species using PhyloCode are no= t > > > strictly a part of PhyloCode? > >=20 > > Yes (at least so far). > >=20 > > > In any event with all the various definitions of species, for > > > PhyloCode would the following do? > >=20 > > Good luck trying to convince all biologists of one species concep= t... > >=20 > > > Species:If sexually produced they are groups of actually or > > > potentially interbreeding natural populations > >=20 > > A very good concept as long as we strictly stay in the present. I= t's=20 > > almost entirely useless for fossils. Even for extant species it o= ften=20 > > requires a lot of data that are simply not known. > >=20 > > > but if asexually produced they pass down their own forms with b= oth > > > type of groups members diverging from one another towards separ= ate > > > species if not prevented from doing so. > >=20 > > I don't understand what you mean. > >=20 > > --=20 > > 10 GB Mailbox, 100 FreeSMS/Monat http://www.gmx.net/de/go/topmail > > +++ GMX - die erste Adresse f=FCr Mail, Message, More +++

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