In this video, Alejandro Burga describes why evolutionary gene mutations led to the Galapagos cormorant's stubby wings that keep it grounded. This material relates to a paper that appeared in the June 2, 2017, issue of Science, published by AAAS. The paper, by A. Burga at University of California, Los Angeles in Los Angeles, CA, and colleagues was titled, "A genetic signature of the evolution of loss of flight in the Galapagos cormorant."
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