[Taxacom] Are there species smaller than 1 mm?
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Fri Aug 23 03:49:52 CDT 2013
that depends on what you mean by 'asexual'. It is not a black and white delineation. So do species become more 'real' as the organisms become more sexual?
On 22 Aug 2013, at 17:17, Doug Yanega <dyanega at ucr.edu> wrote:
> On 8/22/13 3:52 AM, Bob Mesibov wrote:
>> Title of a very interesting paper, open access at
> And the title is very misleading. If you read the proverbial fine print,
> they eventually come out and admit that this model only applies to
> asexual organisms. In essence, they are considering only things like
> bacteria and protists (and, in essence, whether they exhibit niche
> partitioning), rather than multicellular organisms (for which the
> sub-millimeter biodiversity can be rather high, given things like mites,
> nematodes, rotifers, aquatic crustaceans, collembolans, and parasitic
> hymenopterans). Models are only as good as their underlying assumptions,
> and I'm not much impressed by this model.
> Doug Yanega Dept. of Entomology Entomology Research Museum
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