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Body plan evolution not as simple as once believed

July 11, 2019 - General

The role of Hox genes in changing the layout of different body parts during evolution has been challenged by a study led by researchers out of the University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Biological Sciences.

The left side is a rendering of a Drosophila yakuba male fly while the right side is a Drosophila santomea male.
Drosophila santomea has lost most of its body coloration during the .5 million years since the two…

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