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Butterflies fast forward evolution to evade death

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posted on Jul, 12 2007 @ 09:55 PM
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Butterflies fast forward evolution to evade death


www.msnbc.msn.com

A population of butterflies has evolved in a flash on a South Pacific island to fend off a deadly parasite.

The proportion of male Blue Moon butterflies dropped to a precarious 1 percent as the parasite targeted males. Then, within the span of a mere 10 generations, the males evolved an immunity that allowed their population share to soar to nearly 40 percent — all in less than a year.
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posted on Jul, 12 2007 @ 09:55 PM
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More proof of evolution? Is there still an argument?

It's truly amazing how nature finds a way.
Now if only humans could get a lil' evolutionary boost..



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