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(Quanta Magazine)   The evolutionary paths of paddlefish and sturgeons diverged 184 million years ago. For those fish to breed is more like "if a human came out of a platypus egg"   (quantamagazine.org) divider line
    More: Cool, Chromosome, Sturgeon, Sex, Paddlefish, Male, Russian sturgeons, Acipenseriformes, Gene  
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2020-08-05 12:48:53 PM  
Great guys, now there are a few hundred scientists dusting off their old Monster Manuals and Fiend Folios for exciting new experiment ideas.

Couldn't just be happy with togons and ligers, could ya?

The moment the get a puma-golden eagle mix, I'm just going to give up on doing anything outside ever again.
 
2020-08-05 1:29:17 PM  
Now make a Hiphale
 
2020-08-05 1:33:18 PM  
why do I picture a bunch of lab coats standing around trying to get random animals to bone.  Behind them is a white board with endless pairings crossed out

jelly fish and a monkey
gorilla and hummingbird
Linda from Accounting and Ted
 
2020-08-05 2:23:35 PM  
OK autocorrect, what the f*ck is a "togon"?
 
2020-08-05 2:28:56 PM  
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2020-08-05 2:39:24 PM  

hubiestubert: OK autocorrect, what the f*ck is a "togon"?


A Chinese emperor, apparently.

//i had the same question
 
2020-08-05 2:45:30 PM  

New Farkin User Name: hubiestubert: OK autocorrect, what the f*ck is a "togon"?

A Chinese emperor, apparently.

//i had the same question


Autocorrect LIKES ligers though. WTF...
 
2020-08-05 3:04:43 PM  
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2020-08-05 3:26:03 PM  
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admit it- you looked.
 
2020-08-05 3:33:37 PM  
Paddlefish roe supposedly make an acceptable substitute for sturgeon roe to make an American version of caviar.

Have not tried it myself but I would.
 
2020-08-05 6:09:48 PM  
I've lost count.  Is this the third or fourth sturddlefish thread?

/Sturddlefish
 
2020-08-05 9:10:07 PM  
"You want to activate the egg, but you don't want any DNA contribution from the male," explained Ken Semmens

Researcher name checks out
 
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