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From: matthew.malthouse@guardian.co.uk
Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 12:19:10 +0000
Subject: Re: (urth) other limb causes

On 20/03/2002 02:44:21 maa32 wrote:

>I hypothesized that these limb abnormalities result from
>localized regulatory responses of developing and regenerating limb
tissues to mechanical
>disruption of normal limb pattern forming mechanisms caused by the
trematode cysts. This
>idea was experimentally confirmed by microsurgically implanting inert
resin beads into
>developing limb buds of lab-raised frogs (Xenopus laevis) and salamanders
>mexicanum), a treatment that causes the development of supernumerary limb
>structures and other deformities

How does this mechanical intervention support your theories of polyploidy?
 It seems irrelevant to either the support of or refutation of the
theories you have advanced.



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