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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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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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Unraveling the thread of nature’s tapestry: the genetics of diversity and convergence in animal pigmentation
Animals display incredibly diverse color patterns yet little is known about the underlying genetic basis of these phenotypes. However, emerging results are reshaping our view of how the process ofExpand
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Hybridization Reveals the Evolving Genomic Architecture of Speciation
SUMMARY The rate at which genomes diverge during speciation is unknown, as are the physical dynamics of the process. Here, we compare full genome sequences of 32 butterflies, representing fiveExpand
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RNA editing: a driving force for adaptive evolution?
Genetic variability is considered a key to the evolvability of species. The conversion of an adenosine (A) to inosine (I) in primary RNA transcripts can result in an amino acid change in the encodedExpand
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Rapid diversification associated with ecological specialization in Neotropical Adelpha butterflies
Rapid diversification is often associated with morphological or ecological adaptations that allow organisms to radiate into novel niches. Neotropical Adelpha butterflies, which comprise over 200Expand
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Ancient trans-Atlantic flight explains locust biogeography: molecular phylogenetics of Schistocerca
The desert locust (Schistocerca gregaria) has been an important agricultural pest at least since biblical times. Although the ecology, physiology and behaviour of this insect species have been wellExpand
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Ancient homology underlies adaptive mimetic diversity across butterflies
Convergent evolution provides a rare, natural experiment with which to test the predictability of adaptation at the molecular level. Little is known about the molecular basis of convergence overExpand
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Rapid diversification and not clade age explains high diversity in neotropical Adelpha butterflies
Latitudinal gradients in species richness are among the most well-known biogeographic patterns in nature, and yet there remains much debate and little consensus over the ecological and evolutionaryExpand
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Hybrid Zone Origins, Species Boundaries, and the Evolution of Wing-Pattern Diversity in a Polytypic Species Complex of North American Admiral Butterflies (Nymphalidae: Limenitis)
Abstract Hybrid zones present opportunities to study the effects of gene flow, selection, and recombination in natural populations and, thus, provide insights into the genetic and phenotypic changesExpand
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