week 6 blog - 2) It is difficult to determine if species...

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Lauren Brockmiller BOT121 4/7/11 1) I would consider these members to be different species. This is because in the book, on page 175-176 there is a situation similar to this, and at the end, it concludes by saying they have BECOME different species. I would venture to say that at some point, they were the same species, but because of a barrier they have changed and adapted into two completely different speices.
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Unformatted text preview: 2) It is difficult to determine if species evolved through sympatric speciation because of how different species become when they evolve. The type of data needed would be the proof that the restrictive conditions were actually there. For example, islands. If there are species on these islands that are closely related, we can assume sympatric speciation occurred....
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