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Over on Telliamed Revisited, Richard Lenski is talking about his favorite examples of evolution, and mentioned this figure from a paper on hybrid monkeyflowers. Cross-species breeding produces interesting results!

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  1. #1 Karyn
    March 28, 2015

    Wow, nice work done by cross species breeding, it produced a variety of monkeyflowers , giving it the advantage of increasing variance, does cross species breeding improve adaptation ; resistance to organism ?

  2. #2 Karyn
    March 28, 2015

    Wow, nice work done by cross species breeding, it produced a variety of monkeyflowers , giving it the advantage of increasing variance, does cross species breeding improve adaptation ; resistance to organism ?

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  3. #3 Hannah Nel
    March 31, 2015

    As seen in the study, the two major pollinators are bees and hummingbirds. Can either be seen as more advantageous as the other, and indeed yes, why?
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  4. #4 L van Rensburg- 15018939
    March 31, 2015

    Karyn: cross breeding does indeed increase the variance of a specie but in the end the original specie become extinct because all the cross breeds are better adjusted to the environment than the ‘parent specie’ was and they take over.

  5. #5 A Korb 15073263
    March 31, 2015

    Bees and hummingbirds are equal in their ability to pollinate flower plants but it is important to take the habitat and area of growth in consideration when comparing these two. hummingbirds are not found in all countries and their conditions.

  6. #6 T.M.S.Maoka
    UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
    March 31, 2015

    Its amazing what science can do being able to crossbreed plants to produce a new species this will enable scientists to produce new species of plants or plants that have required traits to survive the harsh conditions and change in climate that are happening currently

  7. #7 brightmoon
    NYC
    March 31, 2015

    specie is money
    cross breeding money doesn’t work too well
    and as far as this im plant crazy too – just look at houseplant philodendrons and their close relatives as far as too many species

  8. #8 Sitali N
    Hatfield
    April 2, 2015

    Amazing results of cross breeding plants. Cross breeding indeed brings forth interesting species which are able to adapt well to different kinds of climate change.These plants have absolutely taken after their name(Monkeyflower). Very beautiful results again.

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  9. #9 AS Blecher
    April 2, 2015

    Cross-breeding can certainly produce some interesting new individuals in plants but also in animals. Is cross-breeding always good? Can it not also have negative effects such as some genetic defects? As said above, the original species will eventually become extinct and then cross-breeding the cross-breeds could lead to some or other genetic defects.
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  10. #10 Jacobus Burger
    Pretoria
    April 4, 2015

    Yes it is possible that mutations can occur during the breeding process, and cross breading plants can also lead to defected plants. But if a plant is defected in any way, shape or form, chances are almost 100% that these plants will not be able to adapt to their habitat. And if we take the “survival of the fittest” theory into consideration, it is most likely that these plants will die and not have the chance to reproduce.

  11. #11 Jacobus Burger
    Pretoria
    April 4, 2015

    Yes it is possible that mutations can occur during the breeding process, and cross breading plants can also lead to defected plants. But if a plant is defected in any way, shape or form, chances are almost 100% that these plants will not be able to adapt to their habitat. And if we take the “survival of the fittest” theory into consideration, it is most likely that these plants will die and not have the chance to reproduce.

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  12. #12 CHAUKE P.H
    SOUTH AFRICA, PRETORIA
    April 5, 2015

    wow, this proves that Charles Darwin’s theory is true. This is interesting science. Is this a result of monohybrid or dihybrid cross? u15270841

  13. #13 Rene van Rensburg
    April 6, 2015

    Cross-breeding, you never cease to amaze me. Cross-breeding have produced so much variety. These new breeds will have a better chance for survival because the “least fittest” will die. Darwin, you were right all along.
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  14. #14 Gous, L
    Pretoria
    April 6, 2015

    Cross-breeding is one of the most interesting topics out there and it keeps on expanding. These beautiful Monkey flowers is a perfect example of all that can be accomplish with cross-breeding. By cross-breeding the genetics of these flowers a wide variation can be produce. If the original species are preserved, they won’t become extinct and can be used to track the evolutionary line of the plant species. (u15021875)

  15. #15 Surajlal, N
    University of Pretoria
    April 6, 2015

    Cross breeding truly is an amazing science producing interesting, remarkable, beautiful results. As well as increasing the chance of survival of a species. Crossbreeding flowers like these could be a huge advantage in the long run as crossbreeding could be used reduce speciation due to reproductive isolation caused by differing pollinators. Beautiful results…

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