Genomic evidence of rapid adaptation of invasive Burmese pythons in Florida

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Article Title: Genomic evidence of rapid adaptation of invasive Burmese pythons in Florida
Author: University of Texas at Arlington
Publisher: ScienceDaily
Publication Date: 19 October, 2018
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/10/181019191938.htm
Researchers look to find out whether pythons survived extreme 2010 Florida freeze event. The data has
been generated for a lot of samples before, and after, the freeze event. By studying different parts of
the Burmese python genome, they found parts of the genome that changes quite a bit between the
span of ten years. This proves that evolution can occur in such a short time.
I think this is huge because, because if an invasive species can quickly adapt to its new environment so
fast, then such species can rapidly throw entire ecosystems apart. This is scary because, if the Bull Frog
turn to be rapidly adapting species, then all the native-to-Utah frogs stand no chance against them.
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