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Industrial melanism linked to same gene in three moth species

October 22, 2019 - General

The rise of dark forms of many species of moth in heavily polluted areas of 19th and 20th century Britain, known as industrial melanism, was a highly visible response to environmental change. But did the different species rely on the same gene to adapt?

Typical and melanic forms of the pale brindled beauty
[Credit: Dr Arjen van’t Hof]New research by the University of Liverpool reveals that three species of moth, including the famous…

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