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Supergene controls butterfly mimicry - by Nature Video

The colorful Amazonian butterfly Heliconius Numata increases its odds of survival by mimicking the wing patterns of other closely-related species. Researchers led by French scientist Mathieu Joron show that supergenes are behind its varied wing patterns. Read the original research here (preview): http://www.nature.com/nature/journal/vaop/ncurrent/full/nature10341.html
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