Research Seminar: Dr Nicola Nadeau (University of Sheffield Western Bank)
Dr Nicola Nadeau hosted by Professor Nicholas Roberts
Life Sciences Seminar Room G13/G14
How did the butterfly get its colours? The evolution and genetics of colour and pattern in Heliconius butterflies
Abstract: The Heliconius butterflies are a neotropical genus with bright warning wing colour patterns and extensive Mullerian mimicry between species.
They also have highly variable wing patterns, with several species showing distinct geographic races. I will talk about some of my work identifying the genes that control this variation. My most recent research concerns the evolution of structural iridescent colour in this group.
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