Evolution to the rescue: Species may adapt quickly to rapid environmental change

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 - 14:30 in Biology & Nature

Evolution is usually thought to be a slow process, something that happens over generations, thanks to adaptive mutations. But environmental change is happening very fast. So, according to a biology professor, the question arises, "Can evolution happen quickly enough to help a species survive?" The answer, according to his most recent study, is a resounding yes.

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