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The evolution of colour: Team shows how butterfly wings can shift in hue

April 9, 2020 - General

A selective mating experiment by a curious butterfly breeder has led scientists to a deeper understanding of how butterfly wing color is created and evolves. The study, led by scientists at University of California, Berkeley, and the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, is published in eLife.
Comparison of wild-type brown buckeye and artificially selected blue buckeye wings
[Credit: Aaron Pomerantz]

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