Development, plasticity and evolution of butterfly eyespot patterns

@article{Brakefield1996DevelopmentPA,
  title={Development, plasticity and evolution of butterfly eyespot patterns},
  author={Paul M. Brakefield and Julie Gates and David N. Keys and Fanja Kesbeke and Pieter J. Wijngaarden and Ant{\'o}nia Montelro and Vernon French and Sean B Carroll},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={384},
  pages={236-242}
}
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… Expand
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