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The Evolution of Rats

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dr. Munshi-South, associate professor of biological sciences at Fordham University joins host Hari Sreenivasan to discuss the evolutionary changes of rats and rodents in New York City. Researchers have been trapping rats and extracting their DNA to learn more about their evolutionary origins and interactions with urban environments. Dr. Munshi-South explains that rats have a wide range of genetic diversity and how rats located in one city may be biologically different than those of another city.