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A Conserved Supergene Locus Controls Colour Pattern Diversity in Heliconius Butterflies

  • Mathieu Joron mail,

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: mathieu.joron@ed.ac.uk

    Affiliations: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom, Institute of Biology, Leiden University, Leiden, Netherlands, The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • Riccardo Papa,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • Margarita Beltrán,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Nicola Chamberlain,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • Jesús Mavárez,

    Affiliations: The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, London, United Kingdom, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama

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  • Simon Baxter,

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Moisés Abanto,

    Affiliation: Jirón Alegría Arias de Morey, Tarapoto, Peru

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  • Eldredge Bermingham,

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panama

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  • Sean J Humphray,

    Affiliation: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Jane Rogers,

    Affiliation: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Helen Beasley,

    Affiliation: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Karen Barlow,

    Affiliation: The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Richard H. ffrench-Constant,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology and Biochemistry, University of Bath, Bath, United Kingdom

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  • James Mallet,

    Affiliation: The Galton Laboratory, Department of Biology, University College London, London, United Kingdom

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  • W. Owen McMillan,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, Puerto Rico

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  • Chris D Jiggins

    Affiliation: Institute of Evolutionary Biology, School of Biological Sciences, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, United Kingdom

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  • Published: September 26, 2006
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pbio.0040303

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