Asexual speciation

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It's easy to distinguish species of sexual organisms, but how do we distinguish species of asexual organisms?
 

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mgb_phys
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It's easy to distinguish species of sexual organisms,
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It's been replaced by the more accurate but pretty useless defn = "populations of organisms that have a high level of genetic similarity"
 
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high level of genetic similarity"
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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