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February 16, 2020

High amount of gene flow among butterfly species

Analysis of 20 butterfly genomes found evidence that many butterfly species show a surprisingly high amount of gene flow among them, even between some that are distantly related.

[Research supported by National Science Foundation grants DGE 1745303, OIA 1736026, IOS 1656514, IOS 1656389 and IOS 1452648.]

Learn more about this research in The Harvard Gazette story A clue to biodiversity?. (Date image taken: 2019; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Feb. 16, 2020)

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