Phylogeny of Bicyclus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) inferred from COI, COII, and EF-1alpha gene sequences.

@article{Monteiro2001PhylogenyOB,
  title={Phylogeny of Bicyclus (Lepidoptera: Nymphalidae) inferred from COI, COII, and EF-1alpha gene sequences.},
  author={Ant{\'o}nia Monteiro and Naomi E. Pierce},
  journal={Molecular phylogenetics and evolution},
  year={2001},
  volume={18 2},
  pages={
          264-81
        }
}
Despite the fact that Bicyclus anynana has become an important model species for wing-pattern developmental biology and studies of phenotypic plasticity, little is known of the evolutionary history of the genus Bicyclus and the position of B. anynana. Understanding the evolution of development as well as the evolution of plasticity can be attempted in this species-rich genus that displays a large range of wing patterns with variable degrees of phenotypic responses to the environment. A context… 
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