Expanded color vision in butterflies: molecular logic behind three way stochastic choices

Abstract

Butterflies rely extensively on colour vision to adapt to the natural world. Most species express a broad range of colour-sensitive Rhodopsin proteins in three types of ommatidia (unit eyes), which are distributed stochastically across the retina. The retinas of Drosophila melanogaster use just two main types, in which fate is controlled by the binary… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/nature18616

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