Tag Archive: butterflies

Insect homology and diversity attributed to mutations

Genetic code

Ancient homology underlies adaptive mimetic diversity across butterflies Excerpt: “Surprisingly, our results suggest that modulation of this conserved developmental gene has occurred in tandem between these two deeply divergent butterfly lineages, implying an unexpected and remarkable level of predictability in…
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Nutrient-dependent pheromone-controlled divergent alleles


The evolutionary genetics of highly divergent alleles of the mimicry locus in Papilio dardanus Conclusion: “…while the polymorphism is generated by different genomic regions, the evolutionary processes that build up the phenotypic diversity at the genome level are similar between…
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What Darwin proved: there’s no such thing as a species

GENETICS As Animals Mingle, a Baffling Genetic Barrier A short stretch of DNA is challenging what it means to be a species. By: Emily Singer August 5, 2014 Excerpt: “Scientists have dubbed such regions of the genome “islands of speciation.” The…
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