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12,000 Exotic Butterflies, 100 species on display from March 1, 2014 - April 6, 2014 Fort Worth, Texas (PRWEB) March 03, 2014
For the first time ever, a team led by the University of Colorado Boulder has sequenced the internal bacterial makeup of the three major life stages of a butterfly species, a project that showed some surprising events occur during metamorphosis.
A new study of butterflies found that it’s genetically easier to spin off into a new species than it may have once been thought, even if the two species remain close and interbreed with one another.
Geneticists have made a startling breakthrough while sequencing the genome of a South American butterfly, according to a study published in the May 16 edition of Nature.
Natural selection has played a role in the development of the many skins patterns of the tiny Ranitomeya imitator poison dart frog, according to University of Montreal biologist Mathieu Chouteau.
The mystery of how a butterfly has changed its wing patterns to mimic neighboring species and avoid being eaten by birds has been solved by a team of European scientists.
A red splash on a toxic butterfly's wing screams DON'T EAT ME!
Observing a split in the butterfly family tree.
Butterfly experts have suspected for more than 150 years that vision plays a key role in explaining wing color diversity.
How two butterfly species have evolved exactly the same striking wing color and pattern has intrigued biologists since Darwin's day.
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