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Horse-chestnut

Horse-chestnut

(Science: botany) The large nutlike seed of a species of aesculus (ae. Hippocastanum), formerly ground, and fed to horses, whence the name.

The tree itself, which was brought from Constantinople in the beginning of the sixteenth century, and is now common in the temperate zones of both hemispheres. The native American species are called buckeyes.


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@Cat it's not that simple. Przewalski and domestic horse differ in chromosome number, yet they are able to produce viable offspring http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Przewalski%27s_horse#Taxonomy

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by JackBean
Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:10 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human Gamete Compatibility Going Backwards
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what kind of cells you mean? Like distinguish between plants and animals or distinguish horse from dog or cat or distinguish neuron from muscle cell etc.?

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by JackBean
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Topic: cell specific markers
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