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Essential Science: Galápagos finches becoming new species

Galápagos finches, famed for being the inspiration behind Charles Darwin’s pioneering work on evolution, have been observed, by research biologists, transitioning into and then becoming a new species.

Gene discovered that makes finches distinctive

New research into the full genomes of Galápagos finches has revealed an important gene for the beak shape of the birds. The research has also revealed three previously overlooked species.

Finches practice fumigation methods to destroy parasites

Salt Lake City - Biologists have found that if finches use pesticide-treated cotton to line their nests they can unwittingly protect themselves against parasitic fly larvae.
 

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Darwin s finches (also known as the Galápagos finches) are a group of about fourteen species of pas...
Darwin's finches (also known as the Galápagos finches) are a group of about fourteen species of passerine birds. The birds were used as the basis of the theory of natural selection.

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