Paper of the week: Nasonia sex pheromones

This week’s paper of the week is from our friends in the Nasonia community on the genetics and evolution of the sex-pheromone signalling system in Nasonia. Not that we are biased, but it’s a lovely paper, emphasising that signaller-receiver systems do not always need to evolve as a result of pre-existing receiver biases (however important they may generally be).

Niehuis et al (2013) Behavioural and genetic analyses of Nasonia shed light on the evolution of sex pheromones. Nature 494: 345-348.

 

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