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Research Article

Recurrent Modification of a Conserved Cis-Regulatory Element Underlies Fruit Fly Pigmentation Diversity

  • William A. Rogers,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Joseph R. Salomone,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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  • David J. Tacy,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Eric M. Camino,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Kristen A. Davis,

    Affiliation: Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Mark Rebeiz,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America

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  • Thomas M. Williams mail

    twilliams2@udayton.edu

    Affiliations: Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America, Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering at Dayton, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

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  • Published: August 29, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003740

About the Authors

William A. Rogers, Joseph R. Salomone, David J. Tacy, Eric M. Camino, Kristen A. Davis, Thomas M. Williams
Department of Biology, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America
Mark Rebeiz
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Thomas M. Williams
Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering at Dayton, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: twilliams2@udayton.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TMW WAR MR. Performed the experiments: WAR TMW MR JRS EMC DJT KAD. Analyzed the data: TMW WAR MR. Wrote the paper: TMW MR WAR.