Article Correctness Is Author's Responsibility: Genomic insights: How female butterflies alter investment in attractiveness vs. fecundity

(Stockholm University) Tradeoffs have been a major focus of evolutionary biologists trying to understand phenotypic diversity, yet almost nothing is known about the mechanistic basis of tradeoffs. An international team of researchers has characterized one such mechanism, finding that a transposable element insertion is associated with the switch between alternative life history strategies.