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    Peppered Moth In London

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    ( Withgott, J. H., & Laposata, M. (2014)). I love the real life example of this given in the overview for this module of the peppered moth in London where before the industrial revolution, those peppered moths who were light colored were the most dominant moth in London since they could blend in with the light colored birch trees and thereby be more likely to escape predation and thus survive to reproduce. However, when the industrial revolution brought soot to London, it was the dark colored peppered moth that was able to hide better from predators on the soot-covered birch trees and so they over time became the dominant moth since more dark colored moths survived long enough to reproduce. How amazing the adaptive qualities of nature! (Southern New Hampshire University, Env 101 Module 2…

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    human contamination from the early industrial revolution. In how location is a major factor to why the peppered moths had to change a phenotype to adapt to their changing environment (Richardson, Urban, Bolnick et al. 2014). As for the selection and gene flow of how the peppered moths were able to survive in a changing environment are examples of how natural selection had to occur for the peppered to undergo a genetic mutation (Saccheri, Rousset, Watts et al. 2008). As well, the decrease of…

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    Biston Betularia

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    Industrial Melanism of Biston Betularia or the Peppered Moth in England has been a textbook example of natural selection since it was first noticed. Before the industrial revolution the peppered moth was most commonly found in the light colored Typica variety. During the industrial revolution there was a significant rise in the dark Carbonaria form and a slight rise in the intermediate Insularia form. Beginning in 1970 the Typica variety has been rising in frequency again. Carbonaria went from…

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    1a. Figure C 1b. The reason Figure C is the best histogram for birds that survived is because Bumpus had suggested that birds that were unusually large or small were unable to survive the winter due to a natural selection he called, stabilizing selection. According to Bumpus, stabilizing selection "winnows out of the extremes and favors those in the middle..", supporting that the there is a relationship between the size of the birds' traits and their survival. Figure C shows the best…

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    Ether it is positive, negative or neutral. Here are three examples of positive mutation: Polar bear, peppered moth, and giraffe. Polar bears live at the North Pole. A lot of people think that polar bear hair is white. But in fact they are not. Their furs are hollow and transparent. But because of theirs living environment, their hair looks a like white colour. When Earth…

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    population contribute to the survival of the species by offering an alternative mechanism for coping with stressful environments. The study of the peppered moth during the industrial revolution is a prime example of this concept in action. In Manchester, England, during 1848, the first sighting of the black (melanic) peppered moth was recorded. Before then, as the name suggests, the peppered moth had only been observed as white with black speckles across it’s wings (Butterfly Conservation, n.d.)…

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    1 Molly Clark Period 6 Mrs. Asgill AP English 11 October 13, 2015 Moths are attracted to man-made lights. It is a fact, but many scientists are not sure why. One theory is the “the lights throw off their internal navigation systems” (Walchover Natalie). Moths always fly at a constant angle relevant to a light source from a distance, for example the moon. The moon is so large and so far away, it looks like it is in one spot, and no matter where you go, it looks like you are always following it.…

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    emperor butterfly caterpillar can be found in Australia during spring. Though its body resembles that of a normal caterpillar, its head is covered in armor and pointy horns. Though this is a fairly normal defense mechanism in the insect kingdom, to humans, it's truly bizarre. Number Nine: Puss Moth Caterpillar.Puss moth caterpillars are one of the most toxic insects in North America. As larvae, these caterpillars resemble Persian cats, which perhaps is the reason they are named "puss" moth…

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    Natural Selection Lab

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    The English Peppered Moth and Natural Selection Lab By: Justin Pascual Partners: Nathan Magbitang, Rudy Keyes-Krysakowski, and Glenn Tipold Teacher: Ms. Coopman Date Performed: November 16, 2015 The English Peppered Moth and Natural Selection Lab Purpose The purpose of this lab is to determine how variation in a population can favour survival of a certain trait over multiple generations. Hypothesis It is believed that if there are more speckled moths remaining in the tray at the end…

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    Natural selection is not a random process; however it’s natural. Beneficial inherited traits that enhance one’s survival and the reproduction get naturally selected for overtime. On the other hand, deleterious traits get naturally selected against overtime. As an example, consider a population of a large number of white colored peppered moths and a fewer number of dark colored peppered moths that exist on trees trunks during certain times. In an industrial area, with the development of factories…

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