Contribution of Distal-less to quantitative variation in butterfly eyespots

@article{Beldade2002ContributionOD,
  title={Contribution of Distal-less to quantitative variation in butterfly eyespots},
  author={P. Beldade and P. Brakefield and A. Long},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2002},
  volume={415},
  pages={315-318}
}
The colour patterns decorating butterfly wings provide ideal material to study the reciprocal interactions between evolution and development. They are visually compelling products of selection, often with a clear adaptive value, and are amenable to a detailed developmental characterization. Research on wing-pattern evolution and development has focused on the eyespots of the tropical butterfly Bicyclus anynana. There is quantitative variation for several features of eyespot morphology but the… Expand
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