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Conservation of hybrid plants

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Whitham, TG and Morrow, PA and Potts, BM, Conservation of hybrid plants, Science, 254, (5033) pp. 779-780. ISSN 0036-8075 (1991) [Letter or Note in Journal]


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DOI: doi:10.1126/science.254.5033.779-b

Abstract

There is currently considerable debate about the treatment of natural hybrids in conservation legislation. The "hybrid policy" recently advocated by Stephen J. O'Brien and Ernst Mayr (Perspective, 8 Mar. 1991, p. 1187) is to 'discourage hybridization between species." This policy is based on examples of animals in which hybridization is thought not to have played a significant evolutionary role. In contrast, we argue that plant hybrid zones are hot spots of ecological and evolutionary activity and should be conserved.

Item Details

Item Type:Letter or Note in Journal
Research Division:Environmental Sciences
Research Group:Environmental Science and Management
Research Field:Conservation and Biodiversity
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Remnant Vegetation and Protected Conservation Areas
Objective Field:Protected Conservation Areas in Antarctic and Sub-Antarctic Environments
Author:Potts, BM (Professor Brad Potts)
ID Code:87383
Year Published:1991
Web of Science® Times Cited:66
Deposited By:Plant Science
Deposited On:2013-11-14
Last Modified:2013-11-14
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