How Butterflies Pattern Top and Bottom Wing Surfaces Differently
Researchers at the National University of Singapore have identified the gene transcription factors in butterflies that give rise to their different color patterns on the top and bottom sides of their wings.
Butterfly Color Patterns Reveal Clues About Genes That Build Insect Wings
New research identifies the genetic code by which butterflies assign color patterns to different parts of their wings
How to Make a Four-Eyed Beetle
By Viviane Callier One of evolution’s oldest tricks is to apply old genetic building blocks at new times or places in development to create a new structure. But that isn’t […]
Odorant Receptor Gene in Codling Moth Also Affects Egg Production
A funny thing happened on the way to testing the CpomOR1 odorant receptor. Researchers at the USDA-Agricultural Research Service conducted an experiment on codling moth (Cydia pomonella) using the CRISPR/Cas9 […]