The genetics and evo–devo of butterfly wing patterns

@article{Beldade2002TheGA,
  title={The genetics and evo–devo of butterfly wing patterns},
  author={Patr{\'i}cia Beldade and Paul M. Brakefield},
  journal={Nature Reviews Genetics},
  year={2002},
  volume={3},
  pages={442-452}
}
Understanding how the spectacular diversity of colour patterns on butterfly wings is shaped by natural selection, and how particular pattern elements are generated, has been the focus of both evolutionary and developmental biologists. The growing field of evolutionary developmental biology has now begun to provide a link between genetic variation and the phenotypes that are produced by developmental processes and that are sorted by natural selection. Butterfly wing patterns are set to become… 
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