Posts Tagged ‘mimicry’

Happy Oysters, Tricky Butterflies

Friday, March 7th, 2014
butterflies, mimicry, mimics, swallowtail, heliconius, durrell kapan, oysters, farming, sensors, genes, genetics, supergene, doublesex

A sensor that monitors oyster health and the one gene that allows tricky mimicry in swallowtails.

Evolution in Heliconius Butterflies

Thursday, November 7th, 2013
butterfly, butterflies, heliconius, melpomene, evolution, speciation, genomes, durrell kapan, wing-pattern, mimicry

By studying the genomes of various Heliconius butterfly species, Academy research Durrell Kapan and his colleagues can see the rate of evolutionary change in the genus.

Butterfly Genome

Monday, July 30th, 2012
DSC_1271_Heliconius melpomene

How does mimicry work in butterflies? Academy researcher Durrell Kapan and his colleagues have found the answer in the butterfly’s genome.

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