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Butterfly eyespots evolved via cooption of an ancestral gene-regulatory network that also patterns antennae, legs, and wings

Although the hypothesis of gene-regulatory network (GRN) cooption is a plausible model to explain the origin of morphological novelties (1), there has been limited empirical evidence to show that this mechanism led to the origin of any novel trait. Several hypotheses have been proposed for the origin of butterfly eyespots,…

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