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Donkey

Donkey

Origin: Prob. Dun, in allusion to the colour of the animal _ a dim. Termination.

1. An ass; or (less frequently) a mule.

2. A stupid or obstinate fellow; an ass. Donkey engine, a small auxiliary engine not used for propelling, but for pumping water into the boilers, raising heavy weights, and like purposes. Donkey pump, a steam pump for feeding boilers, extinguishing fire, etc.; usually an auxiliary.

(Science: botany) Donkey's eye, the large round seed of the Mucuna pruriens, a tropical leguminous plant.


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hybridization

... breed dogs, cats, etc., and Royal families until recently. outbreeding - mating outside a population. Examples: strays, breeding a horse and a donkey to produce a mule, etc., and Royal families of today and in Cinderella stories.

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by Cat
Sat Oct 01, 2011 8:09 pm
 
Forum: Ecology
Topic: hybridization
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Why do you keep talking about species

... of habitat) not only are the offspring hormonally off balance (they grow to huge sizes, I think) but they are also infertile. Like a horse and a donkey. You get an infertile mule. I don't believe the terms species or phyla are inaccurate at all, as they both do their purpose pretty well - dividing ...

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by MillieKittan
Thu Mar 03, 2011 7:59 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why do you keep talking about species
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... complete each other to form 2n needed for fertilization that's why different species couldn't fertilize each other But some could as horse & donkey gives mule different families couldn't fertilize each other but different species from samr family could so what's ur opinion??? intelligent ...

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by hashemyemen
Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:23 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Only for intelligent biologists
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Views: 9110

Only for intelligent biologists

... complete each other to form 2n needed for fertilization that's why different species couldn't fertilize each other But some could as horse & donkey gives mule different families couldn't fertilize each other but different species from samr family could so what's ur opinion???

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by vet0lover
Tue Mar 23, 2010 7:13 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Only for intelligent biologists
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Meiosis of a Mule (horse + donkey)

The sire is always listed first Horse + Donkey = Hinny Donkey + Horse = Mule or Molly Horse + Zebra = Hebra Zebra + Horse = Zorse Donkey + Zebra = Zebret Zebra + Donkey = Zebronkey etc..

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by Ocotillo50
Tue Feb 09, 2010 6:09 pm
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Meiosis of a Mule (horse + donkey)
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