Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 1 - 1.3 - Concept Check: 4

Answer

Since owls are more likely to hunt what they can see, mice with coat color more similar to their environment will camouflage well and be less susceptible to being preyed on. For this reason, natural selection may favor the mice, found in the respective regions, to have coat color that is either sandy in color or darker in color, respectively, to enhance survival.
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