HOW DO CHIPMUNKS GET THEIR STRIPES

The BBC reports on recent research on how chipmunks get their stripes Now, scientists have found the evolutionary gene change responsible for the distinctive markings of both the chipmunk and an African mouse. The gene normally makes the bellies of many rodents light in colour. The stripes may have helped the animals hide from daytime […]

via How Did Chipmunks Get Their Stripes? — Natural History Wanderings

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