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nator
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Message 153 of 213 (391469)
03-25-2007 7:47 AM
Reply to: Message 151 by MartinV
03-24-2007 8:09 PM


Re: Colors (var. fancy)
quote:
My point is that coloration in 99% of animals has no selective advantage/disadvantage.
No kidding?
So, can you give several examples of species where coloration does confer a selection advantage, and explain what that advantage is?

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nator
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Message 159 of 213 (391524)
03-25-2007 4:46 PM
Reply to: Message 157 by MartinV
03-25-2007 3:57 PM


Re: Colors (var. fancy)
Martin, I'd hate for you to miss my message 153.
Please don't neglect it.
Edited by nator, : No reason given.

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nator
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Message 165 of 213 (391667)
03-26-2007 6:24 PM
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03-26-2007 12:57 PM


Re: Colors (var. fancy)
So, am I reading you correctly?
Do you believe the peppered moth is one species where coloration does confer a selection advantage, or not?
Remember, you made the claim:
quote:
My point is that coloration in 99% of animals has no selective advantage/disadvantage.
If what you say is true, then you should be able to list several species where there is solid evidence that coloration does, indeed, confer a selection advantage.

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nator
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Message 199 of 213 (394785)
04-13-2007 8:15 AM
Reply to: Message 188 by Belfry
04-02-2007 9:58 PM


Wild carrot--OT
quote:
Wild carrot, aka Queen Anne's lace (from which the domestic carrot was bred), has a white root that is edible before it becomes too woody.
A friend who was a botany major in college once made a carrot cake with the roots of Queen Anne's Lace for a course assignment that required that the students make something edible out of something growing wild in the area.
It took her hours and hours to pull up enough Queen Anne's Lace for one cake.

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