The role of yellow family genes in Pieris canidia wing spots
by Tan Kian Long | NUS
Abstract ID: 93
Event: The 3rd AsiaEvo Conference
Topic: Open category
Presenter Name: Tan Kian Long

The lepidopterans display a remarkable diversity of colors and patterns that contribute to the success of these animals. The yellow family genes are among some of the known genes responsible for pigmentation and other pleiotropic developmental functions in insects. Here, we characterise the expression of some of the yellow family genes in the wings of Pieris canidia and provide functional proof for the role of yellow-y in Pieris canidia simple forewing spot formation.