[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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