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Postby Guest » Mon May 30, 2005 8:57 am

are all citrus fruits artficially created variants? if so,what came first: the lemon,lime or orange?

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Postby MrMistery » Mon May 30, 2005 6:55 pm

No actually the orange tree and lemon tree are different species of the same genus that resulted due to natural selection. They were around long before agriculture
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Postby Inuyasha » Sat Jun 04, 2005 11:51 am

aren't they from the citron genus and just have different specie names?
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jun 04, 2005 5:16 pm

Look at my post Inuyasha. That is exactly what i said :D
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Genealogy.

Postby mothorc » Sun Jun 05, 2005 2:59 pm

if it is an important question with you, I think you can find a Genealogy tree of Rutaceae .
Citrus is an important tree so I think they did a lot of study about it.
they can build Genealogy tree by a lot of method ( RFLP,RAPF, ect)
if you need more, I can give you what we do to know where Cayen pinaple come from .

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Postby Chris4 » Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:57 am

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ummm. They look juicy :lol:
I love lemons and limes etc. Don't particulary like grapefruits tho.

Citrus information in todays biology news: http://www.biologynews.net/archives/200 ... copia.html
More info here:
http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR/archive/j ... us0605.htm
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