Thursday, 2 October 2014

Spiders: Survival of the fittest group

Date:
October 1, 2014

Source:
University of Vermont

Summary:
Researchers have uncovered the first-ever field-based evidence for a biological mechanism called 'group selection' contributing to local adaptation in natural populations. Evolutionary theorists have been debating the existence and power of group selection for decades. Now two scientists have observed it in the wild.


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