Study Finds Remarkable Discovery When Studying Darwin’s Finches

February 12, 2015 3:54 AM

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A team of scientists in Sweden and the United States has conducted a revolutionary genetic study on Darwin’s finches to find something quite remarkable. They have discovered that these birds actually interbred between species to demonstrate dramatic differences in beak shapes dependent, of course, on gene variants.

Study co-author Leif Andersson comments, “We looked at that region across all birds and we saw that there was a very strong correlation between the characterization of the beak in the birds and the presence and absence of these two variants.”

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