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A Single Gene Controls Wing Mimicry In Butterflies
2014-03-05 14:04:36

University of Chicago A single gene regulates the complex wing patterns, colors and structures required for mimicry in swallowtail butterflies, report scientists from the University of Chicago, March 5 in Nature. Surprisingly, the gene described, doublesex, is already well-known for its critical role in sexual differentiation in insects. "Conventional wisdom says that it should be multiple genes working together to control the whole wing pattern of a butterfly," said Marcus Kronforst,...

2011-08-15 07:09:20

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. The study was published August 14, 2011 in the journal Nature. The greatest evolutionary thinkers, including Wallace, Bates and Darwin, have all wondered how butterflies that taste bad to birds have evolved the same patterns of warning coloration. Now for the first time, researchers led by the CNRS (Mus©um National...

2008-10-08 09:00:34

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA and LIMA, PERU--(Marketwire - Oct. 8, 2008) - Panoro Minerals Ltd. (TSX VENTURE:PML)(BVL:PML)(FRANKFURT:PZM)(WKN:914959) ("the Company") is pleased to announce that its exploration program at its 100% owned Antilla Project in Peru continues its success in delineating and expanding the target area of copper and molybdenum mineralization. The Company has received assay results from additional drillholes of the Antilla advanced stage exploration project. The...

2008-09-18 09:00:34

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - Sept. 18, 2008) - Apoquindo Minerals Inc. (TSX VENTURE:AQM)(BVL:AQM) - Highlights: - Continuous 68 meters of 3.93% Cu is exhibited in secondary copper zone of Adit E and 58 meters of 2.76% Cu is exhibited in secondary copper zone of Adit F - More than 5 square kilometres of leached capping, with locally intense phyllic stockwork, has been outlined by recent geologic mapping and surface rock sampling above the adits - Apoquindo obtained the...

2008-08-13 09:00:48

Peregrine Metals Ltd. and Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (TSX: PGD) - - Measured and Indicated Resource of 250.5 million tonnes grading 0.52% copper (2.87 billion lbs contained copper - 0.4% copper cut-off) - Inferred Resource of 244.3 million tonnes grading 0.54% copper (2.93 billion lbs contained copper - 0.4% copper cut-off) - Deposit open to expansion in all directions and at depth Peregrine Metals Ltd. ("Peregrine Metals or the Company") and Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. ("Peregrine...

2008-07-09 09:00:45

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(Marketwire - July 9, 2008) - Peregrine Diamonds Ltd. (TSX:PGD) and Peregrine Metals Ltd. - Peregrine Metals Ltd. is pleased to announce the results of diamond drill hole DDH-ALD-43 at the company's Altar porphyry copper project in San Juan Province, Argentina ("Altar"). DDH-ALD-43 intersected 718.90 metres averaging 0.72% Cu, from 210.00 metres to the end of the hole at 928.90 metres. Included in this intersection is a high-grade chalcocite enrichment zone...

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