Nicola Nadeau has organised an exhibit on animal colouration for Cambridge Science week, which will be in the Zoology Museum for Science on Saturday on March 13th and for the next few weeks. Come along and try your hand at spot the difference between Mullerian mimics, lots of iridescent animal colours, crypsis etc etc.
We published two papers in PLoS Genetics today, showing population genetic patterns across hybrid zones in the co-mimics Heliconius melpomene and H. erato. Arnaud Martin and co-authors wrote a perspective piece in the same journal outlining the results – see here. The publication was covered as a news item on the front page of the […]
Here are links to high resolution files of some images to go with the press release of 3 Feb 2010. All images should be marked ‘Copyright Chris Jiggins, University of Cambridge’. Heliconius melpomene aglaope from lowland amazonian Peru Heliconius melpomene aglaope from lowland amazonian Peru image 2 Heliconius melpomene amaryllis from the Andes of north […]
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 […]