[permaculture] A Fly's-Eye View of Evolution
Lawrence F. London, Jr.
lfl at intrex.net
Sun Oct 1 15:38:31 EDT 2006
Research News from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute
A Fly's-Eye View of Evolution
Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers have found that
mutations in a single structural protein can determine
whether an insect develops the highly organized, light-
harvesting eye that flies have, or the optically simpler
compound eye of a beetle or bee.
Research published in the October 01, 2006, issue of Nature.
Charles S. Zuker, Ph.D., HHMI investigator
University of California, San Diego
For the full story, go to: http://www.hhmi.org//news/zuker20061001.html
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