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Mouse set to be ‘evolution icon’

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BBC News

A tiny pale deer mouse living on a sand dune in Nebraska looks set to become an icon of biology.

Within just a few thousand years, generations of the mice have evolved a sandy-coloured coat camouflaging themselves from predators…

“We decided to investigate the striking contrast between mice living on the pale Sand Hills and mice living on darker soils just a few miles outside,” says Catherine Linnen of Harvard University in Cambridge, Massachusetts, US…

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