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Research Article

Genetic Evidence for Hybrid Trait Speciation in Heliconius Butterflies

  • Camilo Salazar mail,

    salazar.camilo@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panamá, Instituto de Genética, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Simon W. Baxter,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Carolina Pardo-Diaz,

    Affiliations: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom, Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panamá

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  • Grace Wu,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Alison Surridge,

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Mauricio Linares,

    Affiliation: Instituto de Genética, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

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  • Eldredge Bermingham,

    Affiliation: Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panamá

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  • Chris D. Jiggins

    Affiliation: Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom

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  • Published: April 29, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000930

About the Authors

Camilo Salazar, Simon W. Baxter, Carolina Pardo-Diaz, Grace Wu, Alison Surridge, Chris D. Jiggins
Department of Zoology, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Camilo Salazar, Carolina Pardo-Diaz, Eldredge Bermingham
Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute, Balboa, Panamá
Camilo Salazar, Mauricio Linares
Instituto de Genética, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia

Corresponding Author

Email: salazar.camilo@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CS ML EB CDJ. Performed the experiments: CS CPD GW. Analyzed the data: CS CPD CDJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CS SWB AS CDJ. Wrote the paper: CS SWB CPD CDJ. Mapped and annotated the HmB color pattern region: SWB. Specimen collection: ML.