Tuesday 9 April 2013

rapid evolution changes theory

Environmental change 'triggers rapid evolution'
By Mark Kinver Environment reporter, BBC News

Changes to their surroundings can trigger "rapid evolution" in species as they adopt traits to help them survive in the new conditions, a study shows. Studying soil mites in a laboratory, researchers found that the invertebrates' age of maturity almost doubled in just 20-or-so generations. It had been assumed that evolutionary change only occurred over a much longer timescale

could cryptids be the result of rapid evolution and not be prehistoric remnants as some think?

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