Friday, 13 February 2015

How the Eastern tiger swallowtail got 'scary'

Date:
February 12, 2015

Source:
Cell Press

Summary:
Scientists know a lot about Eastern tiger swallowtail -- the state insect in five states -- but they hadn't managed to sequence their genome. Now, researchers have sequenced the complete genome of one wild-caught individual, and they say that it has already told them more than they had anticipated about the butterflies and some of their most intriguing features.

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