Politeness on the list

David Ehrlich idavide@sbcglobal.net
Wed, 06 Mar 2013 15:16:00 PST
In your scenario, the altered plants require chemicals to outproduce their 
peers.  Lacking the chemicals (as in the wild), they no longer out-compete.  At 
his point, it is their other strengths/weaknesses which will determine their 
success.  However, I assumt that the constant introduction of altered genes into 
the wild population from the cultivated crops will eventually push the wild 
population to 100% altered genes.  That doesn't mean they'll go extinct absent 
the chemicals, but it is a very good point.

David E.

From: Christian Lachaud <christian.lachaud@gmail.com>
Wouldn't this practice, in turn, result in the selection of strains
requiring specific chemicals at one point of their development because they
got filtered that way through the years (= those receiving the chemicals
produce more seeds until the point that only these are found in the
population) ??

This is all speculation : it looks sound to me from a logical perspective,
but I may not have the correct arguments to oppose ?
Therefore, let me turn this set of arguments into a set questions addressed
to your expert community.
I will be pleased to read your comments (I hope).

Kind regards.

*Dr. Christian M. Lachaud**, PhD*
Lachaud, C. M. (2012).* **La Bible du Safranier. Tout Savoir sur le Crocus
Sativus et sur le Safran.** *In Libro Veritas, France.* *258 pages.* *ISBN:
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