Supergenes enable bizarre properties in plants and animals

Supergenes enable bizarre properties in plants and animals

Credit: Unsplash / CC0 Public Domain Within the same butterfly species, many different wing patterns can occur. How is this possible? According to researchers Ben Wielstra and Emma Berdan, from the Institute of Biology Leiden (IBL), the answer lies in supergenes. A supergene is part of a chromosome that contains many strongly linked genes. Together, …

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