Developmental evolution: how beetles evolved their shields.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Beetle forewings are modified into hardened structures called elytra. A recent study indicates that the evolution of elytra involved co-opting genes for exoskeleton formation into the wing development gene network of beetles on at least three separate occasions.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Fédrigo, O; Wray, GA

Published Date

  • January 2010

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 20 / 2

Start / End Page

  • R64 - R66

PubMed ID

  • 20129042

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1879-0445

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0960-9822

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.cub.2009.12.012


  • eng