Female Behaviour Drives Expression and Evolution of Gustatory Receptors in Butterflies


Secondary plant compounds are strong deterrents of insect oviposition and feeding, but may also be attractants for specialist herbivores. These insect-plant interactions are mediated by insect gustatory receptors (Grs) and olfactory receptors (Ors). An analysis of the reference genome of the butterfly Heliconius melpomene, which feeds on passion-flower… (More)
DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003620


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