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The colorful Amazonian butterfly Heliconius Numata increases its odds of survival by mimicking the wing patterns of other closely-related species. Researchers led by French scientist Mathieu Joron show that supergenes are behind its varied wing patterns. Read the original research here (preview):

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  • Mimicry

    Mimicry Mim-ic-ry. ( 1. The practice or act of copying. 2. Biology-When one organism...

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