Butterfly Sequencing Finds Adaptive Features Stemming from Hybrid Sequence Swaps | GenomeWeb

NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – A new study is highlighting contributions that hybridization has made to adaptive traits in South American butterflies.

Members of the Heliconius Genome Consortium sequenced the draft genome of the Postman butterfly, Heliconius melpomene, comparing sequences in the genome with those from related butterfly species such as H. timareta and H. elevatus and other insects.

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