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Changing Mosquito Genes -- Changing Planet


Changing Mosquito Genes

In 2001, Drs. Bill Bradshaw and Christina Holzapfel at the University of Oregon became the first scientists to prove that recent global climate change is causing genetic adaptation in certain organisms. Their research over the past 30 years has focused on the pitcher plan mosquito and its changing response to the length of sunlight in a day.

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