Laura Ferguson has just published a paper in Evolution and Development showing that pigmentation synthesis genes are expressed in spatially restricted patterns in the developing butterfly wing corresponding to adult warning patterns. With a previous paper by our collaborator Bob Reed, this provides some of the first comparative expression data for mimetic butterflies – showing […]
Archives for September 2009
Emily Hornett has just published a paper in Current Biology demonstrating rapid changes in a sex-ratio distorting bacteria and a supressor locus in the host butterfly, Hypolimnas bolina. The supressor has evolved to prevent the male-killing effect of the bacterium. The study used museum specimens to document rapid evolutionary change over historical time. Here is […]
Well done Grace for defending her Masters thesis in a gruelling viva last week! (and sorry for the delay in posting this but I am in Panama right now with intermittent internet due to a lightning strike)
…on the birth of Samuel Edward James Barnett on 2nd September. All the best from everyone in the lab.