Sunday, 15 July 2007

But Madam Butterfly, Where Are All the Males?

"In one of the swiftest examples of evolutionary adaptation ever observed, scientists have discovered that male Blue Moon butterflies (Hypolimnas bolina) on the Samoan island of Savaii developed resistance to the selectively male-killing bacteria Wolbachia within 10 generations that spanned less than a year."

Full article here.

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