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All Mixed Up: How Do Hybrids Fit Into The Picture?

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March 18, 1999
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Ecological Society Of America
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Hybrids are a symbol of complexity. For several decades these mixed species have challenged ecologists who study their role in ecological communities. Ecologists are still asking themselves the question: Are plant and animal hybrids viable contributors to ecosystems or just evolutionary blunders? The Special Feature in the March issue of Ecology focuses on hybridization and the current research encompassing this issue.

Dog lovers in search for the right canine are often faced with the challenge of choosing between a mutt and a pure breed. Most of these people would never expect that their own curiosities are also shared by ecologists.


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