Development, plasticity and evolution of butterfly eyespot patterns

@article{Brakefield1996DevelopmentPA,
  title={Development, plasticity and evolution of butterfly eyespot patterns},
  author={P. Brakefield and J. Gates and D. Keys and F. Kesbeke and P. J. Wijngaarden and Ant{\'o}nia Montelro and V. French and S. Carroll},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={384},
  pages={236-242}
}
  • P. Brakefield, J. Gates, +5 authors S. Carroll
  • Published 1996
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Nature
  • The developmental and genetic bases for the formation, plasticity and diversity of eyespot patterns in butterflies are examined. Eyespot pattern mutants, regulatory gene expression, and transplants of the eyespot developmental organizer demonstrate that eyespot position, number, size and colour are determined progressively in a developmental pathway largely uncoupled from those regulating other wing-pattern elements and body structures. Species comparisons and selection experiments suggest that… CONTINUE READING
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