Nature & Environment
Mouse set to be 'evolution icon'
By T.K. Randall
August 29, 2009 · 4 comments
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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
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