IN his suggestive paper on Prof. Weismann's theory, Mr. Mivart says, while alluding to the formation of galls, “It would be interesting to learn how natural selection could have caused this plant to perform actions which, if not self-sacrificing (and there must be some expenditure of energy), are at least so disinterested.”

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ROMANES, G. Galls. Nature 41, 80 (1889).

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