I think the information is correct since the website is the online version of Newsweek, a respected weekly news magazine (however they did get the story of U.S. soldiers abusing the Quran (Koran) wrong and somepeople claim that spark riots that ended up killing a few dozen people) and the voice you hear is of a biologist here he has a somewhat popular animal program. and yes some of animals were genetically engineer meaning it couldnt happen in the wild but still they still had to have many genetic similarities for the offspring to be giving birth and develop to full adults.Razor Blade said:Hmmm personally, i'm kind of suspicious about this. I mean a 2000 pound whale and a 400 pound dolphin mating? I don't see that being possible. Not to gross anyone out but the size of a whale's penis probaly would near the size of the dolphin itself! Unless these wee genetically altered or 'spliced' I do't see these being possible by any natural means.
Otrivin said:I though that different species of animals have varying number of chromosomes, so it automatically nullifies, the reproduction stage. In Biologyical Engineering, we study that only the same species can reproduce successfully, resulting in an offspring. That is to say that if 46 chromosomes male cross with a 46 chromosome female, a 46 chromosome offspring is produced, isnt that right?
Yup, it`s in flash, and it`s a long wait `till it loads.i think the site is in flash,Maybe you shoud check your browser support for flash
Actually, the reproduction stage isn`t nullified, and the hybrid can actually be produced (theoreticly;it`s still a matter of circumstances). The usual problem is that the hybrid is sterile, and thus it`s existince can not pe perpetuated (it can not mate with others of his species, or any other species, and thus the created hybrid species will dissapear).I though that different species of animals have varying number of chromosomes, so it automatically nullifies, the reproduction stage
I suppose if the species are compatible, close enough for it to happen, but I doubt if an animal with a difference of four chromosomes would be closely related. Even if they were the genes that are needed to form the organism must all needed to be carry on the chromosomes so it would be very improbable but not impossible.Cloud Strife 7 said:What if an individual with 62 chromosomes mates with an individual with 66 chromosomes? Then the hybrid will have 64 chromosomes, which means the chromosomes can separate at meiosis (32 on one side,32 on the other),and so it will not be sterile, right?
If it happens naturally is not unnatural then but it is rare. The only mixed that are unnatural are those genetically engineer.Otrivin said:Its only good while it lasts then, and then Poof no more. unless another two mix right? heh this is really funny