Wnt Genes in Wing Pattern Development of Coliadinae Butterflies

@inproceedings{Fenner2020WntGI,
  title={Wnt Genes in Wing Pattern Development of Coliadinae Butterflies},
  author={Jennifer Fenner and Caleb Benson and Luis Rodriguez-Caro and Anna Ren and Riccardo Papa and Arnaud Martin and Federico G. Hoffmann and Ryan C. Range and Brian A. Counterman},
  booktitle={Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution},
  year={2020}
}
Wnt genes are major developmental genes highly conserved across all animals. Yet, our understanding of the Wnt gene repertoire and their functions is still largely incomplete. In Lepidoptera, Wnt genes have been implicated in wing pattern development. For example, WntA has been shown as a driver of wing pattern diversification in nymphalid butterflies. In this study, we characterize the Wnt gene repertoire in Zerene cesonia (Family: Pieridae), which diverged from nymphalids ∼51 million years… 
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