The generation and diversification of butterfly eyespot color patterns

@article{Brunetti2001TheGA,
  title={The generation and diversification of butterfly eyespot color patterns},
  author={C. Brunetti and J. Selegue and A. Monteiro and V. French and P. Brakefield and S. Carroll},
  journal={Current Biology},
  year={2001},
  volume={11},
  pages={1578-1585}
}
  • C. Brunetti, J. Selegue, +3 authors S. Carroll
  • Published 2001
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Current Biology
  • BACKGROUND A fundamental challenge of evolutionary and developmental biology is understanding how new characters arise and change. The recently derived eyespots on butterfly wings vary extensively in number and pattern between species and play important roles in predator avoidance. Eyespots form through the activity of inductive organizers (foci) at the center of developing eyespot fields. Foci are the proposed source of a morphogen, the levels of which determine the color of surrounding wing… CONTINUE READING
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