Affiliation: Yale University
- Everett A, Tong X, Briscoe A, Monteiro A. Phenotypic plasticity in opsin expression in a butterfly compound eye complements sex role reversal. BMC Evol Biol. 2012;12:232 pubmed publisher..We discuss our results in the context of distinct sexual and natural selection pressures that may be facing each sex in the wild in each season. ..
- Monteiro A. Gene regulatory networks reused to build novel traits: co-option of an eye-related gene regulatory network in eye-like organs and red wing patches on insect wings is suggested by optix expression. Bioessays. 2012;34:181-6 pubmed publisher..Novel research directions to facilitate inference of network co-option are also highlighted, especially in cases where the pre-existent and novel traits do not resemble each other...
- Monteiro A, Chen B, Ramos D, Oliver J, Tong X, Guo M, et al. Distal-less regulates eyespot patterns and melanization in Bicyclus butterflies. J Exp Zool B Mol Dev Evol. 2013;320:321-31 pubmed publisher..We conclude that Dll is a positive regulator of focal differentiation and eyespot signaling and that this gene is also a possible selector gene for scale melanization in butterflies. ..