somatic

Terms associated with the butterfly wings. For detailed explanation, refer Glossary of entomology terms.

Somatic Mutagenesis as a Powerful Functional Genomics Tool in Insects

Two recent papers published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences are notable examples of using the CRISPR/Cas9 system to create somatic mutants to probe gene function.  Mazo-Varga et. al (2017) and Zhang et al. (2017). Both studies explore […]

"Papilio machaon MHNT CUT 2013 3 11 Cahors Female" by Didier Descouens - Own work. Licensed under CC BY-SA 4.0 via Commons - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Papilio_machaon_MHNT_CUT_2013_3_11_Cahors_Female.jpg#/media/File:Papilio_machaon_MHNT_CUT_2013_3_11_Cahors_Female.jpg

CRISPR/Cas9 Gene Editing in Papilionid Butterflies

Li et al (2015) recently published an exciting paper on butterflies genomics and functional genomics . Li et al have worked towards producing high quality genomes for extremely heterozygous and closely related butterflies P. xuthus and P. machaon. Further, they […]