Evolutionary genetics: Converge and diversify

  title={Evolutionary genetics: Converge and diversify},
  author={M. Skipper},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  • M. Skipper
  • Published 2006
  • Biology
  • Nature Reviews Genetics
URLs A new study in butterflies shows that similar developmental genetic mechanisms can be involved in both convergent and divergent evolution. Homologous loci have been implicated in the evolution of convergent phenotypes, but can they also have a role in divergent evolution? To address this question, the authors studied the genetic architecture of colour pattern in three Heliconius butterfly species. Heliconius melpomene and Heliconius erato are distantly related and yet are phenotypically… Expand