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Historical Contingency and Developmental Constraints in Avian Coloration
- Nordén, Klara K., Price, Trevor D.
- Trends in ecology & evolution 2018 v.33 no.8 pp. 574-576
- birds, color, genes
- The remarkable diversity of color in nature remains largely unexplained. Recent studies on birds show how historical reconstructions, the identification of genes affecting color differences, and an increased understanding of the underlying developmental mechanisms are helping to explain why species are the color they are.