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Subject: Re: Are macroalgae plants?
From: Wayne Tyson <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Wayne Tyson <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Wed, 20 Sep 2000 15:28:03 -0700
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Could anybody coax Gary Larson out of retirement?

WT

At 08:59 AM 09/20/2000 -0400, Mary A Bisson wrote:
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>As a normal lurker in this group, I've been enjoying this thread.  As
>someone who works on Charophytes, this is an especially pressing point.
>Charophytes are, of course, generally accepted to be closest to the line
>that gave rise to higher plants.  As I talk to my colleagues who work on
>angiosperms about questions arising with molecular analysis, they often
>refer me to work on diatoms, or even blue-greens (!), suggesting these
>systems might be more similar to Charophyte "algae". One colleague refuses
>to call Charophytes algae (they don't, after all, "reproduce naked"), and
>insists instead on the term "plant" for them.
>  That said, Gene Stoermer's answer was the most appropriate.  What
>reviewers are taking the time to pick this nit, and what editor is
>listening to them?  I sympathize with Edwin Cruz-Rivera and his
>colleagues, and encourage them to stand firm.  I hope it is not true that
>there is some sinister political motive behind this; I suspect some
>psychology of a small cadre of reviewers more likely at work.  I suggest
>we all continue to use the term, and challenge editors and reviewers on
>this.
>
>....Mary
>
>Mary A. Bisson, Professor
>Department of Biological Sciences
>State University of New York
>Cooke Hall 109
>Buffalo NY 14260-1300
>USA
>Voice:  716-645-2550
>Fax:  716-645-2975
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>On Wed, 20 Sep 2000, Gene Stoermer wrote:
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>> This message is posted to you from ALGAE-L.
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>>         There should be a special place in Hell for reviewers that make
>> comments that trivial. It should be directly above the circle occuppied by
>> editors who take their comments seriously.
>>
>> *****************************************************************
>> Eugene Stoermer, University of Michigan
>> Internet e-mail address:  [log in to unmask]
>> Voice Phone: 734-764-5238    Fax: 734-647-2748
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