Monthly Archives: July 2015

Drosophilaphilia #2: Silencing silencers to evolve new patterns

Drosophilaphilia #2: Silencing silencers to evolve new patterns.   Nice thoughtful overview on my collaborator’s new publication! Advertisements

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Collaborators publish a study showing how evolutionary changes in a transcriptional silencer shaped the repeated evolution of a fruit fly trait. Might be a first description of a pervasive mechanism of evolutionary change!

Genetic Changes to a Transcriptional Silencer Element Confers Phenotypic Diversity within and between Drosophila Species Winslow C. Johnson , Alison J. Ordway , Masayoshi Watada, Jonathan N. Pruitt, Thomas M. Williams, Mark Rebeiz Author Summary One of the greatest challenges … Continue reading

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