Justified & Ancient
- May 30, 2009
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Yeah. There’s a specific term for it which I can’t recall right now. I want to say hybrid vigour but I think it’s something beyond that.Lion/tiger hybrids are bigger than either parent. Is that common for hybrids?
Thought it was pretty well established that it was spread through bushmeat and had probably existed at a low level in local populations in Africa for a long time. I seem to recall that the possible patient zero in terms of infecting the US ha£ been identified as a sailor in the 50s? But it’s possible I’m confused on that.Plenty of speculation that AIDS was the result of a dalliance between a drunken Haitian farmer and a particularly alluring and coquettish simian.
Wiki has a long and rather depressing article on the spread of HIV. The air steward features and there is some more information on the species jump.Air steward. Yes, HIV seems common among chimpanzees.