Campbell Biology (11th Edition)

Published by Pearson
ISBN 10: 0-13409-341-0
ISBN 13: 978-0-13409-341-3

Chapter 1 - 1.3 - Concept Check - Page 22: 4


You would expect to see lighter mice in the sandy areas and darker mice in areas of lava rocks, allowing them to blend in more with their environments and escape predation. You could test this hypothesis by placing models with both colors in both areas and measuring which were attacked by owls.

Work Step by Step

See figure 1.25 for an example of this kind of variation and its study.
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