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Curr Biol. 2011 Oct 25;21(20):R846-8. doi: 10.1016/j.cub.2011.09.004.

Mimicry: the hunting of the supergene.

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Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh EH9 3JT, UK. deborah.charlesworth@ed.ac.uk

Abstract

Mimicry is an example of an adaptation that requires the integration of several components. Genetic characterisation of a mimicry polymorphism in a butterfly reveals the expected suppression of recombination among its components, preventing the production of unfit character combinations.

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22032187
DOI:
10.1016/j.cub.2011.09.004
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