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Genetic secrets of the monarch butterfly revealed


October 1, 2014

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Sequencing the genomes of monarch butterflies from around the world, a team of scientists has made surprising new insights into the monarch's genetics. They identified a single gene that appears central to migration--a behavior generally regarded as complex--and another that controls pigmentation. The researchers also shed light on the evolutionary origins of the monarch. They report their findings Oct. 1 in Nature.Full Story

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University of Chicago Medical Center

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