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Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species
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 transferringExpand
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A Conserved Supergene Locus Controls Colour Pattern Diversity in Heliconius Butterflies
We studied whether similar developmental genetic mechanisms are involved in both convergent and divergent evolution. Mimetic insects are known for their diversity of patterns as well as theirExpand
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optix Drives the Repeated Convergent Evolution of Butterfly Wing Pattern Mimicry
Heliconius butterfly wing pattern mimicry is driven by cis-regulatory variation of the optix gene. Mimicry—whereby warning signals in different species evolve to look similar—has long served as aExpand
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Genomic Hotspots for Adaptation: The Population Genetics of Müllerian Mimicry in Heliconius erato
Wing pattern evolution in Heliconius butterflies provides some of the most striking examples of adaptation by natural selection. The genes controlling pattern variation are classic examples ofExpand
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Complex modular architecture around a simple toolkit of wing pattern genes
Identifying the genomic changes that control morphological variation and understanding how they generate diversity is a major goal of evolutionary biology. In Heliconius butterflies, a small numberExpand
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Diversification of complex butterfly wing patterns by repeated regulatory evolution of a Wnt ligand
Although animals display a rich variety of shapes and patterns, the genetic changes that explain how complex forms arise are still unclear. Here we take advantage of the extensive diversity ofExpand
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Localization of Müllerian Mimicry Genes on a Dense Linkage Map of Heliconius erato
We report a dense genetic linkage map of Heliconius erato, a neotropical butterfly that has undergone a remarkable adaptive radiation in warningly colored mimetic wing patterns. Our study exploitedExpand
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Wing patterning gene redefines the mimetic history of Heliconius butterflies
The mimetic butterflies Heliconius erato and Heliconius melpomene have undergone parallel radiations to form a near-identical patchwork of over 20 different wing-pattern races across the Neotropics.Expand
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An improved protocol for the production of AFLP markers in complex genomes by means of capillary electrophoresis.
The amplified fragment-length polymorphism (AFLP) technology is a recently introduced method to investigate genomes of different complexity, from microbial to higher organisms. It is applied toExpand
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Genomic hotspots of adaptation in butterfly wing pattern evolution.
What is the genetic architecture of morphological evolution? Is there uniform potential for novelty across a genome or, on the contrary, can a small number of large-effect genes explain theExpand
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