Lab Meeting, 24 April: Heliconius

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Heliconius distribution and diversity in northwestern South America (Fig. 1 from Brower 2013)

Lab meeting discussions this semester have moved from mice to flycatchers to sticklebacks. Guiggy and I are going to end the semester with a bang with papers on Heliconius butterflies this week and the next. For this week, we’ll be discussing the following two papers:

Dasmahapatra KK et al. 2012 Butterfly genome reveals promiscuous exchange of mimicry adaptations among species. Nature 487: 94–98 [doi]

Brower, A. V. Z. 2013. Introgression of wing pattern alleles and speciation via homoploid hybridization in Heliconius butterflies: a review of evidence from the genome. Proceedings of the Royal Society B: Biological Sciences 280 [doi]