Black fur for reproductive fitness

Black fur for reproductive fitness. [ via Laura V. ] New Scientist reports research indicating that black cats have more resistance to disease than other cats. And if you're a small wild cat in an aboreal environment, then a black coat is great camoflage when you're hunting. However, the research indicates that the mutation for black fur involves a gene related to immunity. Interesting how those advantages worked off each other. [More Like This WebLog]

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