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- "If you want a better deal with evolution, cut out the middleman."
- Hutama, We are All Destined to Prosper
In the field of biology, efforts in experimental evolution on this planet led inevitably to theories of artificial evolution. Research in experimental evolution gave insights into environmental adaptations, stochastic genetics and genetic drift in indigenous species. Scientists working in the field of controlled evolution sought to apply those findings to both the native populations as well as Earth species. As opposed to genetic engineering, artificial evolution produces self-maintaining adaptive species. The first success came with the evolution of select fruit and vegetable plant species incorporating the ever-bearing and rapid maturing characteristics of native plants, allowing for near-continuous harvesting; many settlements used these to supplement their agricultural production, replacing Earth species in specialized horticultural operations.