Our Heliconius Genome Consortium paper was just published in Nature describing the genome sequence of Heliconius melpomene and featured on the University web page. The paper showed that mimetic Heliconius can converge by exchanging genes through hybridization. Its Heliconius heurippa all over again…
Festive greetings to all our collaborators and colleagues. We can celebrate with a cover image and the first paper in a Phil Trans Roy Soc issue on speciation genomics. Nice work Nicola and everyone else who was involved.
Our Nature paper received quite a bit of press ccoverage – here are a few examples: Discover Magazine Nature Eurekalert New York Times
Evidence for a role of the Optix transcription factor in causing red wing patterning diversification in mimetic Heliconius was published this week in Science. The optix gene was identified from the red wing patterning region cloned by Simon Baxter – Arnaud Martin and Riccardo Papa in UC Irvine subsequently showed that expression of optix in […]