Blending of animal colour patterns by hybridization

@article{Miyazawa2010BlendingOA,
  title={Blending of animal colour patterns by hybridization},
  author={Seita Miyazawa and Michitoshi Okamoto and Shigeru Kondo},
  journal={Nature Communications},
  year={2010},
  volume={1},
  pages={1 - 6}
}
Biologists have long been fascinated by the amazing diversity of animal colour patterns. Despite much interest, the underlying evolutionary and developmental mechanisms contributing to their rich variety remain largely unknown, especially the vivid and complex colour patterns seen in vertebrates. Here, we show that complex and camouflaged animal markings can be formed by the 'blending' of simple colour patterns. A mathematical model predicts that crossing between animals having inverted spot… Expand
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