X Triticale

Fri Feb 19 05:49:53 CST 1999

Dear Colleagues

We frequently hear and teach "All supraspecific taxa are artifacts and not
biological entities. Every organism should have a specific or
infraspecific name". When lecturing about names of hybrids I submit to my
strudents my inability to find a binomial under X Triticale (the hybrid
genus most people seem to know too well from books on genetics) and always
give them alternate binomials such as X Agropopogn lutosus  as an
exampleof intergeneric hybrid.

  My question is: do we have a binomial under X Triticale and if not how
do we justify the situation.

Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Department of Botany
Sri Guru Tegh Bahadur Khalsa College
University of Delhi
Delhi-110007, INDIA
ph: 91-011-7257469
Res: 932 Anand Kunj
Vikas Puri
New Delhi-110018
ph: 91-011-5531534
e-mail: singhm at giasdla.vsnl.net.in

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