Evolution caught red-handed

Fly Y chromosome stole a gene from elsewhere in insect’s genetic library

fruit fly

SMOKING GUN  A gene on the Y chromosome of Drosophila melanogaster fruit flies was clearly copied from another fly chromosome, researchers report.  

André Karwath/Wikipedia (CC BY-SA 2.5)

This article is only available to Science News subscribers.

Subscribers, enter your e-mail address to access our archives.

Not a subscriber?

Science News is a nonprofit.

Support us by subscribing now.

More Stories from Science News on Genetics

From the Nature Index

Paid Content