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Re: species maintenance (genetic thoughts)
>>>The response has been so poor the entire concept was reconsidered and
>>>the new setup is chaired by Art Leuterman.<<
>Two comments on this topic.
>Let's pilot an informational sheet to explain these activities in simple
>terms (i.e., non-bylaws language). If there are no official BOT
>objections, I would be happy to consolodate such info on a web page for
>the AKA site.
as an Enthusiastic Newbie I think this'd be very cool.
>>>As to breeding for genetic diversity, Gary Sutcliffe wrote a fine
>>>article for JAKA, VOL 25 # 3, pages 93, May-June 1992 titled:
>Preserving Genetic Diversity in Killifish Species Maintenance.
>Gary proved statistically, the "magic number" of breeders is 6-10 for
>maintaining genetic diversity. <<
>*** on soap box (as if I wasn't already on it <g>) ***
>Here's a great example where old JAKA articles should be digitized for
>members. Reprints are too xpensive (if the film is even still availabe),
>and it's not effecient to keep depending upon upon ad hoc xerox copies
>from dedicated ol' timers (my personal thank to all of you that have taken
>the time to do so for me in the past). With the normal turnover in
>membership, I suspect that very few members have access to this valuable
>*** Off soap box **
Don't worry, Harry's already been punished for his good deed in the form of
a request for a photocopy!
Doug Karpa Wilson
Department of Biology
Bloomington, IN 47405
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