Unformatted text preview: need to mate with one another half the time. Then we could readily say that the organisms don’t have to mate to keep reproducing half the time and we are lead to the conclusion of a phylogen-etic species concept. The phylogenetic species concept excludes the idea of sex and states that all species descent from a common ancestor. To propose this idea for the multi-cellular organisms we would have to study there evolutionary history, measure there gene flow between populations and characterize the organism ecological role. Since the organisms were found in a small as-semblage I believe they can be classified under a biological species concept. The organisms were isolated for so long and had to mate with each other or asexually reproduce but a consistent set of genes stuck around with these organisms classifying them as there own species....
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- Fall '09
- Biology, Zimmer, small multi-cellular organisms, Daniel Trevizo