We had two papers that came out this weekend – first a paper led by Richard Wallbank showing how recombination between enhancer elements can lead to novelty and diversity in wing patterns, published in PLoS Biology. This was covered by a press release on the university website and elsewhere on the web. And second a […]
Martijn Timmermans has just published a paper in Proc Roy Soc on the amazingly polymorphic Papilio dardanus, using association mapping and BAC walks to identify the engrailed gene as the best candidate for the locus controlling the wing pattern switch. The paper was also covered by Science Daily.
We have just published a paper in PLoS Genetics with Adriana Briscoe on the taste receptors of Heliconius, showing a suite of female-specific genes presumably used in host plant choice. Cambridge University ran a nice article about the paper. Thanks to St John’s College who supported Adriana during her stay in Cambridge with an Overseas […]
This morning there was a great article in the NY Times about mimicry and the genes causing convergent evolution, written by Sean Carroll