Repeated morphological evolution through cis-regulatory changes in a pleiotropic gene

@article{Prudhomme2006RepeatedME,
  title={Repeated morphological evolution through cis-regulatory changes in a pleiotropic gene},
  author={Benjamin Prud’homme and Nicolas Gompel and Antonis Rokas and Victoria A. Kassner and Thomas M. Williams and Shudan Yeh and John R True and Sean B. Carroll},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2006},
  volume={440},
  pages={1050-1053}
}
The independent evolution of morphological similarities is widespread. For simple traits, such as overall body colour, repeated transitions by means of mutations in the same gene may be common. However, for more complex traits, the possible genetic paths may be more numerous; the molecular mechanisms underlying their independent origins and the extent to which they are constrained to follow certain genetic paths are largely unknown. Here we show that a male wing pigmentation pattern involved in… 

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