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A major gene controls mimicry and crypsis in butterflies and moths

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The wing patterns of butterflies and moths (Lepidoptera) are diverse and striking examples of evolutionary diversification by natural selection1, 2. Lepidopteran wing colour patterns are a key innovation, consisting of arrays of coloured scales. We still lack a general understanding of how these patterns are controlled and whether this control shows any commonality across the 160,000 moth and 17,000 butterfly species. Here, we use fine-scale mapping with population genomics and gene expressio...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
Publisher:
Nature Publishing Group
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Nature More from this journal
Volume:
534
Pages:
106–110
Publication date:
2016-06-01
Acceptance date:
2016-03-29
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EISSN:
1476-4687
ISSN:
0028-0836
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uuid:f4c365b3-72b6-4566-8b73-c370a02fb495
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pubs:626324
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626324
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2016-06-07

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