Ligers and Tigons oh my!

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Post by opuntia » Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:31 am

Well, thankfully i found this thread and it saved me from the hard work of creating a new one :D

Anyways, My teacher started teaching taxonomy to us taday and was explainnig species when he said that the tigons are considered as a species while the ligers are not because the ligers are sterile....since both tigons and liger are cross breeds between two different species, why is one of them fertile while the other is sterile? :? :?
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Post by MrMistery » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:27 pm

I'm not sure the answer to that question is known
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Post by opuntia » Thu Jan 19, 2006 8:37 pm

Could it be because of some deficit or mutation in their chromosomes?
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Post by Dr.Stein » Fri Jan 20, 2006 6:49 am

It is all about the compatibility of gametes, especially ovum 8)
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Post by Inuyasha » Sat Jan 21, 2006 8:04 pm

ok, i'll make this uber clear. Ligers and tigons are not defined as species because both of them do not exist nautrally in the wild. The reason is obvious, their habitats do not overlap. In addition both ligers and tigons can be fertile, however in most cases on the female is fertile. Male ligers and tigons are not fertile. So i think your bio teacher is mistaken. You should read the paper that heads this dicussion if u wish for more info.
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Post by opuntia » Sun Jan 22, 2006 10:09 am

Thanks for the explanation, i went through a book that has quite alot information about both tigons and ligers and i'm satisfied with the information given in that book, thanks once again. :D

And i read all the posts in this thread before posting that question 8)
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Post by Inuyasha » Sun Jan 29, 2006 5:23 am

oh ok, no problem. Feel feel to email me if u want more info
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Post by opuntia » Sun Jan 29, 2006 11:33 am

Well, i could do with all the info. that you could possibly give me. :D

Thanks!
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Post by Inuyasha » Sun Feb 05, 2006 2:38 am

wow, sry, schools kinda of rought now. What info are you looking for. Anything in particular. A really great site is google. Just jking. Bobst libray down here has a bunch of hyrbid books. Ur library probably has them too.
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ligers and tigons

Post by FIRE LIGON » Tue Feb 07, 2006 9:31 pm

ha I'm looking 4 info on tigons

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Post by FIRE LIGON » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:12 pm

panthera leo\tigiris
fire ligon out

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Post by FIRE LIGON » Tue Feb 07, 2006 10:16 pm

danho is 2\3 right, theres no ligiris
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