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New genomes clarify mimicry evolution

By James Mallet

Abstract

For over 100 years, it has been known that polymorphic mimicry is often switched by simple mendelian factors, yet the physical nature of these loci had escaped characterization. Now, the genome sequences of two swallowtail butterfly (Papilio) species have enabled the precise identification of a locus underlying mimicry, adding to unprecedented recent discoveries in mimicry genetics.Organismic and Evolutionary Biolog

Publisher: 'Springer Science and Business Media LLC'
Year: 2016
DOI identifier: 10.1038/ng.3260.
OAI identifier: oai:dash.harvard.edu:1/25290367
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