Introgression. Was: Question about Naked Ladies

J.E. Shields
Fri, 21 Dec 2007 13:41:24 PST

Close, but probably no cigar!  I think the word is "introgression" -- the 
introduction of a gene from one species into another through hybridization 
and backcrossing (more or less).

Between the lot of us, we seem to eventually get there......   I could not 
find the "-gression" part on my own.  When you provided it, it only took me 
two or three hours to come up with the "intro-" part.

As for Jim McK.'s hummingbirds, there is probably nothing we can do about 
them.  Maybe put up lots of hummingbird feeders around the hybrid 
populations, to limit their further reproduction?

This all started with a perfectly legitimate and innocent question from 
Marguerite, about what the real name for some "Naked Ladies" that grow in 
her town might be.

Jim Shields

At 09:53 PM 12/21/2007 +0100, you wrote:
>Just a thought, but I think the term you are looking for is

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