Laura Ferguson (with almost everyone else in the lab as co-authors) has just published a paper in a special edition of Molecular Ecology dealing with the application of next-gen high-throughput sequencing methods to ecological problems. Our paper uses linkage mapping and genome sequencing to identify the Yb region controlling major wing pattern differences between races of H. melpomene. We then generated sequences for genes expressed in Heliconius wings, and used these to annotate the genome sequence and identify which genes were candidates for regulating wing patterns.
Congratulations to all involved!
PS This special issue of Molecular Ecology is open access thanks to sponsorship.