Monday, July 25, 2005


Speciation Happens

From the BBC News UK Edition, Julianna Kettlewell reports that a butterfly may unlock the evolutionary secret of speciation:

Given our planet's rich biodiversity, "speciation" clearly happens regularly, but scientists cannot quite pinpoint the driving forces behind it.

Now, researchers studying a family of butterflies think they have witnessed a subtle process, which could be forcing a wedge between newly formed species.


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