Darwin's iconic finches join genome club

Marsh, Geoff
February 2015
Nature;2/12/2015, Vol. 518 Issue 7538, p147
Academic Journal
The article discusses research which revealed a key gene responsible for the diversity in the beaks of Darwin's finches, whose facial variations helped naturalist Charles Darwin to formulate his theory of natural selection. It references a study by Leif Andersson and colleagues at Uppsala University in Sweden published in the online edition of the journal "Nature" in 2014. Topics covered include the initial classification of the finches and descriptions of the bird's beaks.


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