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(Misleading Title) Thread About Spanish Fox

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posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 04:11 PM
No my friends, it's not about Fox en Español TV Channel. It's about 8 black mutant foxes found in the mountains of Alicante, Spain. But I wanted to call your attention.

Mariola, located in the Alicante region of l'Alcoià-The Comtat, is the habitat of eight black foxes, whose coat color have arisen from a genetic mutation or small change, according to a study by the University of Alicante (UA).

This mutation means a small genetic change in the DNA sequence encoding the hair color, explains Antonio Belda, researcher Earth Sciences and Environment of the AU and author of the study.

Seems like Mother Nature knows more than Clairol about hair, way to go Mama !

Biologists believe that the change in coat color corresponds to a spontaneous mutation of origin, as the area's environmental purity comprehensive protection dismisses artificially induced, for example because of toxic waste.

posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 04:24 PM
Hold on....couldn't this be a genetic marker known as melanism? Could be that a pup just got this recessive gene and it suddenly turned into a dominant gene in it's own litters?
Melanism is the opposite of albinism.

posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 04:25 PM
reply to post by AFewGoodWomen

okay...I guess your info kinda said that already.
sorry...darn my ADD!


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