The Famous Peppered Moth Observation - MICRO Evolution in Action
June 15, 2016
The peppered moth is in many many middle school and high school biology classes. It shows that dark moths were better adapted to survive when trees were covered in soot and pollution as opposed to the white moths. This makes sense as predators would find it harder to see the black moths and the white one would be wiped out as they would be easy pickings for the predators.
It is often looked at as proof of evolution or evolution in action. And that is true, but teachers and students should be clear that it is Micro Evolution or adaptation or natural selection in action. Not Macro Evolution! As the below article points out, the change in color is a result of a genetic mutation in the genome of the moth. There were moths that had a mutation that changed their color to black and that just happened to give them an advantage. As a result, they survived and became 90% of the total population. When the pollution was cleaned up, the swing went back the other way and white moths became dominant.
With today's modern science we see the black moth was a result of a mutation to the existing cortex gene, not the creation of new genetic information.
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