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In Nature Vs. Nurture Debate, Biologists Find That Genes Drive Cliff Swallows In Group Choice

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December 27, 2000
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In the classic debate of nature versus nurture, University of Tulsa researchers Charles and Mary Brown have scored one for heredity -- at least when it comes to cliff swallows. The Browns say their study shows that genes guide cliff swallows when they select the size of colony in which to live. They say this the first report of heredity influencing an animal's choice of a social system.

In the classic debate of nature versus nurture, University of Tulsa researchers Charles and Mary Brown have scored one for heredity -- at least when it comes to cliff swallows.


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University Of Tulsa. (2000, December 27). In Nature Vs. Nurture Debate, Biologists Find That Genes Drive Cliff Swallows In Group Choice. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 21, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001226081956.htm
University Of Tulsa. "In Nature Vs. Nurture Debate, Biologists Find That Genes Drive Cliff Swallows In Group Choice." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/12/001226081956.htm (accessed April 21, 2014).

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