[LMB] We've been discussing gene engineering on people...

Parish, James jparish at siue.edu
Fri Oct 4 01:09:22 BST 2019


M R Dolbear fm wrote, re Vitamin C synthesis:
>
> Fruit-eating bats and I assume guinea pigs eat lots of fruit?
>
> So it's a standard bit of natural selection like blind cave fish.- if the ability is lost it doesn't reduce fitness.

A lot of insectivorous bats also lack the ability, not to mention some 
fish. There's more going on here, I suspect.

Jim Parish



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