My world is close to an alternate earth except totally different. The planets name is Ethuna, and instead of magma and a molten core, it's made of a ball of energy connecting huge masses of rock. This energy is of course magic. The magic comes to the surface through vents. While the planet was developing, it was very unstable.
On this planet there are humans, as well as sub-human, and anthro-human hybrids. The anthro-humans are going to be far more savage and nomadic people, in which the other, more humanoid races believe to be completely void of intelligence, like that of an animal. The sub-human races are a vast majority over regular humans, since there many different kinds that don't really relate to one another. The way they came to be was due to magic instabilities. I assure you I'm not about to answer my own question.
One race for example, is the Desfodovy, or dogfolk. They are mostly humanoid, with only dog ears, tails, and fangs, as well as heightened senses. The anthro-human equivalent is the Sakruwok, who look like a very large wolf-man. The way these races came to be was human genetic coding being rewritten and fused with canine DNA, caused by a magic fluctuation so drastic it cased an eruption through the crust of Ethuna. Some began to grow ears and tails and stopped, becoming the desfodovy, while others didn't stop changing until they became monstrous hunters who had forgotten their previous life. The sakruwok were closer to the epicenter, while desfodovy were further away. This all happened so long again the desfodovy race has their own religion and culture, while the sakruwok still run around killing to survive.
Ethuna has stabilized and now magic no longer interferes with genetic make ups. Now, applying this logic, I want to better understand how this would effect animals, or plants. I'm not a huge expert on genetics and while this is cool to write about, I find a lot of the ideas I come up with by myself would ultimately die out due to their impracticality. Believe it or not, Darwin was onto something.
Magic makes any combination possible, but not every combination can survive. According to Darwin's law, it's survival of the fittest. I so far have not found a genetic survival rate simulator, and have a very basic idea of how evolution works.
However I have a very small and simple ecosystem that I know is capable of surviving. At the bottom of the food chain there's algae, and what eats this algae is a small crab like creature that has a shell that resembles a mushroom, for camouflage. This little mushroom crab love to pick flowers, it's nest is like a small subterranean garden. in order to move these flowers to it's nest in batches, it will pick them, and stick them to the top of its shell.
There's also a very large frog sort of animal that camouflages itself as a fallen tree, and when it opens its mouth it looks like a large flower bed to attract prey. Each of the flowers are covered in a sticky saliva, trapping pollinators, and out little mushroom crab who just wants the flowers. Once our tree frog decides it's trapped enough food, it closes its mouth and starts digesting. Since it doesn't move around much in adulthood except to breed once every few years, it has a lot of over growth and parasites that develop. In order to take advantage of this there is a small creature that lives in vines and makes its nests by braiding and knotting them. While its using the vines on the tree frog as a home, it keeps it clean by organizing the plant growth, and eating any pests try to make the tree frog their home and harming it. This is causing a co-dependency, the tree frog stays clean and pest free, while the vine braider stays safe and has a free home.
to summarize, my question is:
How would animals/pants adapt to their genetics being fused with each other, in a way they could survive and thrive in ecosystems?
(I'd like either examples of a simple food chain (plant-> plant eating animal -> animal eating animal -> animal with co-dependency on animal eating animal) or someone to direct me to a website or other way to gain information on genetics and unique ecosystems)
I AM ASKING FOR A WAY I CAN TEST GENETIC COMPATIBILITY TO APPLY TO FUTURE HYBRID COMBINATIONS. I DO NOT UNDERSTAND HOW THIS IS TOO BROAD. EITHER GIVE ME A WEBSITE TO LEARN MORE, OR SHOW ME THROUGH EXAMPLES. I AM NOT ASKING FOR YOU TO CREATE MY WORLD FOR ME. I AM ASKING FOR HELP WITH SOMETHING I DO NOT UNDERSTAND. IT IS FRUSTRATING TO BE TOLD ITS TOO BROAD WHEN I'M ASKING FOR SOMETHING VERY SPECIFIC. A SIMPLE TEST OR SET OF RULES TO SEE IF AN ANIMAL CAN SURVIVE. AS I HAVE SAID MANY TIMES BEFORE, I DO NOT UNDERSTAND GENETICS. I AM NOT ASKING YOU TO CREATE CREATURES FOR ME, I'M ASKING FOR RULES OR GUIDELINES THESE NEW CREATURES SHOULD FALL INTO TO SEE IF THEY SURVIVE