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doublesex is a mimicry supergene
One of the most striking examples of sexual dimorphism is sex-limited mimicry in butterflies, a phenomenon in which one sex—usually the female—mimics a toxic model species, whereas the other sexExpand
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Allometry and functional constraints on proboscis lengths in butterflies
1. In generalist nectar-feeding insects such as butterflies, body size and proboscis length show an allometric relationship. Butterflies that deviate from this relationship and haveExpand
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Sex Chromosome Mosaicism and Hybrid Speciation among Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies
Hybrid speciation, or the formation of a daughter species due to interbreeding between two parental species, is a potentially important means of diversification, because it generates new forms fromExpand
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Genome-Wide Characterization of Adaptation and Speciation in Tiger Swallowtail Butterflies Using De Novo Transcriptome Assemblies
Hybrid speciation appears to be rare in animals, yet characterization of possible examples offers to shed light on the genomic consequences of this unique phenomenon, as well as more generalExpand
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The Wildlife (Protection) Act and Conservation Prioritization of Butterflies of the Western Ghats, Southwestern India
Krushnamegh Kunte Various schedules of the Wildlife (Protection) Act, 1972 (henceforth WPA), dictate the level of legal protection given to species of Indian animals. Shortcomings of the schedules ofExpand
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The Diversity and Evolution of Batesian Mimicry in Papilio Swallowtail Butterflies
  • K. Kunte
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Evolution; international journal of organic…
  • 1 October 2009
Papilio swallowtail butterflies exhibit a remarkable diversity of Batesian mimicry, manifested in several sex-limited and polymorphic types. There is little understanding of how this diversity isExpand
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Adaptive Genetic Exchange: A Tangled History of Admixture and Evolutionary Innovation.
Genetic exchange between divergent evolutionary lineages, from introgressive hybridization between locally adapted populations to insertion of retroviral sequences into eukaryotic genomes, has nowExpand
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Competition and species diversity: removal of dominant species increases diversity in Costa Rican butterfly communities
Biological communities are usually dominated by a few species and show characteristically skewed species abundance distributions. Although niche apportionment and resource competition are sometimesExpand
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Comparative molecular species delimitation in the charismatic Nawab butterflies (Nymphalidae, Charaxinae, Polyura).
The charismatic tropical Polyura Nawab butterflies are distributed across twelve biodiversity hotspots in the Indomalayan/Australasian archipelago. In this study, we tested an array of speciesExpand
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Butterflies of the Garo Hills of Meghalaya, northeastern India: their diversity and conservation
The Garo Hills of Meghalaya, northeastern India, form the westernmost boundary of the globally recognized Indo-Myanmar Biodiversity Hotspot. The butterfly fauna of the Garo Hills is expected to beExpand
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