To consider the concept of selective pressure, we will listen to the news stories below and answer these questions for each one: (a) what selective pressures are being applied (b) by what or whom (c) resulting in what final outcome?
- How Animals Hacked The Rainbow And Got Stumped On Blue from Morning Edition.
- The Weekend Edition story “In Just 6 Generations, Butterflies Brighten Their Colors“
- “Domesticated Foxes: Man’s New Best Friend?” from All Things Considered
If you’d like to find out more about fox domestication, the recently published book How to Tame a Fox offers an in-depth look at the research described in the last NPR story. Also, this Deep Look video is a great intro to the color-creating structures of butterfly wings mentioned in the first two NPR stories.