News tagged with color patterns

Butterfly study sheds light on convergent evolution

For 150 years scientists have been trying to explain convergent evolution. One of the best-known examples of this is how poisonous butterflies from different species evolve to mimic each other's color patterns – in effect ...

dateJul 21, 2011 in Evolution
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How the butterfly got its spots

By tweaking just one or two genes, Cornell University researchers have altered the patterns on a butterfly's wings. It's not just a new art form, but a major clue to understanding how the butterflies have evolved, and perhaps ...

dateJun 15, 2016 in Plants & Animals
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