ANTRHO 101 ASS 1 - Those rabbits whose genetics did not...

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One of the most researched and interesting genetic adaptations is rabbits’ fur color change. Rabbits shed their fur once a year. This genetically controlled phenomenon takes place right before winter when the rabbits change their fur color from different shades of brown and gray to white. The fur color change helps the rabbits survive better acting as a camouflage device and tricking the predators. As spring approaches, the white fur gradually becomes shady, again acting as a camouflage during wormer seasons. By becoming less visible, the rabbits increase their chances of survival as a species.
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Unformatted text preview: Those rabbits whose genetics did not work properly, and they did not shed their fur, they significantly decreased their chance of survival because the predators noticed them better due to their lack of proper adaptation to the environment. Because the chance of survival for this kind of species is very low, their reproduction rate will gradually decrease eventually reaching to zero. Those, whose genetics are more suitable for the environment, will survive better and reproduce producing fit generations....
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This note was uploaded on 02/24/2010 for the course ANTHROPOLO 101 taught by Professor Michelleraleigh during the Fall '09 term at Los Angeles Valley College.

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