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Asexual speciation

  1. Jan 8, 2010 #1
    It's easy to distinguish species of sexual organisms, but how do we distinguish species of asexual organisms?
     
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  3. Jan 8, 2010 #2

    mgb_phys

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    Quite often it isn't.

    The defn "species = can reproduce" isn't always very accurate however useful it is .

    It's been replaced by the more accurate but pretty useless defn = "populations of organisms that have a high level of genetic similarity"
     
  4. Jan 8, 2010 #3
    Wow, that's pretty subjective...
    Now I see what all the fuss is about.

    I was a little afraid it would be something like that, haha.
    (Not that I can think of a more objective rule)

    Thanks for the info!
     
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