I said that the error was B (second parentheses) in this sentence:
Because male lions' manes are (affected by) temperature, (becoming) shorter and lighter in warmer weather, they are (of interest to) scientists (researching) climate change.
I thought that B should have been changed to, "which become." However, is this wrong because such a change would make the dependent clause refer to temperature, and not to the manes?
Edit: Since "becoming" is right next to "temperature," wouldn't the phrase, "becoming shorter and lighter in warmer weather," describe temperature? Hence, wouldn't B be wrong either way?