Molecular evolution: Breakthroughs and mysteries in Batesian mimicry

Tom Booker, Rob W. Ness, Deborah Charlesworth*

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Summary Recent studies appear to overthrow the hypothesis that, in butterfly species exhibiting Batesian mimicry, a multi-gene complex or 'supergene' controls the multiple differences between mimetic and non-mimetic individuals, suggesting instead that near-perfect mimicry can be produced by a set of changes within a single locus, together with changes in the genetic background.

Original languageEnglish
Article number11967
Pages (from-to)R506-R508
JournalCurrent Biology
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 15 Jun 2015


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