February 12, 2015

Darwin Day Short

He did it all for the finches (and their beaks).

Here's wishing everyone a Happy Darwin Day for 2015 (Darwin's 206th posthumous birthday)! Here is a short pictoral profile. And check out the hashtag #darwinday on Tumblr for more features and events. And, as a bonus, here is a new paper in Nature [1] that uses genome resequencing to better understand the adaptive variation in finch beaks.

Young Darwin

Middle-aged Darwin

Old Man Darwin

[1] Lamichhaney, S.     Evolution of Darwin’s finches and their beaks revealed by genome sequencing. Nature, doi:10.1038/nature14181 (2015).

1 comment:

  1. Darwin did this work many many years ago. But the scientists of present revealed the same by genome sequencing. So, time of Darwin was better than the present.