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October 21, 2022

Pattern details of butterfly wing with alterations caused by modification of a non-coding DNA sequen

Pattern details of a gulf fritillary (Agraulis vanilla) butterfly wing with alterations caused by modification of a non-coding DNA sequence using the gene editing tool CRISPR/cas9.

[Research supported by U.S. National Science Foundation grant DGE 1650441, IOS 1656514, IOS 1753559, IOS 2128164 and IOS 1656553.]

Learn more in the Cornell news story Butterfly wing patterns emerge from ancient 'junk' DNA. (Date of image: 2022; date originally posted to NSF Multimedia Gallery: Oct. 21, 2022)

Credit: Anyi Mazo-Vargas

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