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Melpomene

melpomene

1. The muse of tragedy.

2. (Science: astronomy) The eighteenth asteroid.

Origin: L, fr. Gr, lit, the songstress, fr, to sing.


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Speciation Through Hybridization: 2 to 1 instead of 1 to 2

... This is because genes from different species are sometimes "incompatible". Image: Juan Gillermo Montanes/Mauricio Linares Heliconius melpomene (top) and Heliconius cydno (bottom) may have hybridised (Image: Juan Guillermo Montanes/Mauricio Linares) A well known example is the mule ...

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by damien james
Tue Jun 20, 2006 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Speciation Through Hybridization: 2 to 1 instead of 1 to 2
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