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Water-colour portrait of Charles Darwin painted by George Richmond in the late 1830s.

Evolutionary biology 101

... it work? And how has our view of evolution changed from Darwin to DNA sequencing? Steve Jones, from university ... need to find a mate and have offspring, so there is what Darwin called ‘sexual selection’. If you have genes that ... no eye at all, or 49% of an eye”. Will - And what was Darwin’s role in the history of evolution? Steve - First of ...

Big Bird

Watching a new species evolve

... species.    On the 15th of September 1835, Charles Darwin set foot on the Galapagos Islands. This was part of ... different from each other. These birds, now called “Darwin’s finches” helped him understand how one original ... nets” in order to capture and study the populations of Darwin’s Finches on the island. One of the birds they ...

Cepaea nemoralis: Grove Snail or Brown Lipped Snail. Dormant pair on a tree trunk in Gamlingay Wood, Cambridgeshire, England, illustrating the variation in colouration of banded morphisms.

Evolution in action: the polymorphism paradox

Darwin’s theory of evolution underpins all of biology from ... up by a phrase first coined by Herbert Spencer and used by Darwin in later editions of ‘On the Origin of Species’ ... Annual Review of Ecology and Systematics. 8: 109‐143 Darwin’s theory of evolution underpins all of biology from ...