Yellow warbler's genes makes it escape from climate change
Yellow warbler's genes makes it escape from climate change
Animals can either try to adapt to, or escape from, the consequences of climate changes in their habitats. Researchers have now found two genes that stimulate birds (yellow warblers) to look for new habitats. For populations of animals adapting to climate change this is important, because some individuals will stay put and wait for better conditions to come, while others will migrate to search for more favourable habitats. This increases the chances for a species to survive. The discovery of these two genes makes it easier to predict which species or populations will be at greater risk to changing climate conditions.

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Scientific publication: Science, DOI: 10.1126/science.aar3920