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Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species.

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The evolutionary importance of hybridization and introgression has long been debated. Hybrids are usually rare and unfit, but even infrequent hybridization can aid adaptation by transferring beneficial traits between species. Here we use genomic tools to investigate introgression in Heliconius, a rapidly radiating genus of neotropical butterflies widely used in studies of ecology, behaviour, mimicry and speciation. We sequenced the genome of Heliconius melpomene and compared it with other tax...

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10.1038/nature11041

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Journal:
Nature
Volume:
487
Issue:
7405
Pages:
94-98
Publication date:
2012-07-05
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
URN:
uuid:682d5b18-16b1-43b8-a5ab-366b984650c0
Source identifiers:
342938
Local pid:
pubs:342938

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