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Mouse set to be 'evolution icon'

By T.K. Randall
August 29, 2009 · Comment icon 4 comments



Image Credit: Wikipedia
The tiny deer mouse is set to become an icon of biology in that it provides a perfect example of natural selection in action with the species evolving a sandy coloured camouflaging coat in the space of only a few thousand years.
A tiny pale deer mouse living on a sand dune in Nebraska looks set to become an icon of biology. Within just a few thousand years, generations of the mice have evolved a sandy-coloured coat camouflaging themselves from predators.


Source: BBC News | Comments (4)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by SQLserver 14 years ago
And the source: On the Origin and Spread of an Adaptive Allele in Deer Mice Linnen et al. Science 28 August 2009: 1095-1098 DOI: 10.1126/science.1175826
Comment icon #2 Posted by Wickian 14 years ago
Yeah, that thing is pretty adorable. I'm a sucker for animals with that color fur.
Comment icon #3 Posted by PotterManiac 14 years ago
Cute A tiny pale deer mouse living on a sand dune in Nebraska looks set to become an icon of biology. Cool! 8)
Comment icon #4 Posted by creepysusi 14 years ago
its really tiny...


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