Sequencing Studies Implicate 'Supergene' in Distinct Male Morphs of Bird Species | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Studies by two independent research teams reporting in Nature Genetics suggest that a single inversion containing dozens of genes is behind the dramatically different phenotypes found in males from the ruff species Philomachus pugnax, a wading sandpiper bird that makes its home on shores in parts of Eurasia.

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