Peppered moths, mutations, transposons and more

biston betulariaThe research described here, has finally identified how, when and why the mutation which caused the sooty, melanic form of the Peppered Moth appeared. It is fascinating science, incorporating a whole bunch of different points of interest. Well worth a read! Selection for either the speckled or melanic forms of the moth has been standard text book stuff for years – evidence of natural selection at work. Now here is the genetic explanation.

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