Chromosome numbers in plants -Reply

Thomas G. Lammers lammers at FMPPR.FMNH.ORG
Mon Feb 22 08:22:35 CST 1999

At 07:24 AM 02-22-99 -0600,  wilson at BIO.TAMU.EDU wrote:

>This demonstrates the tendency to put data of local disciplinary
>interest (type specimens) on line while ignoring systematic data
>that might have a broader application.

OR, the fact that it will take an enormous amount of effort and resources to
transfer thousands of years of written documents into electronic formats.
Given that the Web is, what?  10 years old?  -- these facts shouldn't be
surprising.  The Web is an infant with incredible potential, but it will
take incredible monetary outlays to make it live up to that potential.

Thomas G. Lammers

Classification, Nomenclature, Phylogeny and Biogeography
of the Campanulaceae, s. lat.

Department of Botany
Field Museum of Natural History
Roosevelt Road at Lake Shore Drive
Chicago, Illinois 60605-2496 USA

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