12 Results for "kronforst"

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Web series featuring UChicago’s Marcus Kronforst wins Lisagor Award

Published Thu 7/26/18

Urban Nature, a web series featuring UChicago evolutionary biologist Marcus Kronforst, PhD, has received a Pete Lisagor Award from the Chicago Headline Club.

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'Urban Nature' featuring UChicago biologist Marcus Kronforst premieres season two

Published Mon 3/25/19

The digital series explores overlooked ecosystems and hidden wildlife in urban settings around the country.

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Explore Urban Nature with biologist Marcus Kronforst and WTTW

Published Mon 3/20/17

In WTTW's new 16-episode digital series Urban Nature, UChicago evolutionary biologist Marcus Kronforst leads audiences on a tour of overlooked ecosys­tems in America's cities.

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Asian butterfly populations show different mimicry patterns thanks to genetic 'switch'

Published Wed 1/13/21

New study identifies genetic markers associated with female color pattern polymorphism in the butterfly species Elymnias hypermnestra.

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A single genetic switch changes butterfly wing color

Published Thu 10/25/18

Scientists from UChicago use genetic analysis and CRISPR/Cas9 editing to identify a gene that controls wing color mimicry in butterflies.

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Monarch butterflies raised in captivity may be worse at migrating south than wild monarchs raised outdoors

Published Thu 8/6/20

New research provides clearer picture of the migration behavior of commercially and wild-derived monarchs and the effects of indoor rearing on ability to fly south.

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Monarch butterflies bred in captivity may lose the ability to migrate, study finds

Published Mon 6/24/19

Commercially-bred monarchs are genetically distinct from wild counterparts and do not fly southward, even in offspring raised in natural, outdoor conditions.

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Single gene controls variety of wing patterns across butterfly species

Published Mon 9/18/17

Using CRISPR gene editing tools, scientists from several institutions show how the loss of a single gene affects wing patterns across seven different butterfly species

A single gene, doublesex, controls wing mimicry in butterflies

Published Wed 3/5/14

March 5, 2014: A single gene regulates the complex wing patterns, colors and structures required for mimicry in swallowtail butterflies, report scientists from the University of Chicago, March 5 in Nature. Surprisingly, the gene described, doublesex, is already well-known for its critical role in sexual differentiation in insects.

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How a “flipped” gene helped butterflies evolve mimicry

Published Wed 11/8/17

A rare genetic inversion 2 million years ago helped Asian swallowtail butterflies develop different wing patterns to disguise themselves from predators