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Metamorphosis of a butterfly inversion

Chromosomal inversions frequently underlie distinct phenotypic variation. A new study shows that in butterflies, inversion haplotypes accumulate deleterious mutations that prevent fixation in natural populations.

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Fig. 1: The evolution of inversion variants in Heliconius numata.


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Küpper, C. Metamorphosis of a butterfly inversion. Nat Genet 53, 264–266 (2021).

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