Does humans hybridize animals without reproductive isolation? Scientist:forced to help
Science has been advancing, and when progress has reached a certain level, humans have begun to interfere in the development of nature. As we all know, there are reproductive isolation between some species. Under normal circumstances, the two species cannot mate to produce offspring. However, because of the advancement of science, scientists want to cross animals to solve the problem of reproductive isolation. Scientists said:This is also a helpless move.
Imagine if a horse can mate with a cross-species bird, what would be a Pegasus? Although this kind of thing has been seen on TV, it still feels awkward if it really appears in life. Therefore, the existence of reproductive isolation is to protect organisms from continuing to multiply.
When humans first discovered that they could mate across species, they started with plants. A man named Mendel confirmed the possibility of cross-species mating through pea hybridization experiments. Later, our grandfather Yuan Longping also achieved high-yield rice through the technology of hybrid rice, so he also fed many people. The existence of hybridization technology has indeed solved many problems for us. Nowadays, many vegetable plants have also applied this technology, and no harm has been found so far. Crossbreeding is good for plants, but it feels strange when used in animals.
Science can bring us convenience, but it can also bring disaster. In my opinion, if the problem of reproductive isolation is resolved, it may affect the balance of nature. Therefore, it still depends on how scientists use these technologies.