Date: 6/24/20 6:22 am
From: Devorah the Ornithologist <birdologist...>
Subject: [Tweeters] Color Differences Between The Sexes Driven By Simple Molecular Mechanisms
Color Differences Between The Sexes Driven By Simple Molecular Mechanisms
Hello everyone,

have you ever wondered how male and female can look different from each
other despite sharing the same genes? Recently, a study was published that
looked at one particularly common trait in birds: dichromatism (where males
and females have plumage of different colors, color patterns or
ornamentation). This study found that this sex difference in birds -- even
when it's a dramatic difference as seen in eclectus parrots -- is driven by
surprisingly simple molecular mechanisms -- and explains how dichromatism
arises quickly amongst birds.

Color Differences Between The Sexes Driven By Simple Molecular Mechanisms
https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2020/06/23/color-differences-between-the-sexes-driven-by-simple-molecular-mechanisms/
<https://www.forbes.com/sites/grrlscientist/2020/06/23/color-differences-between-the-sexes-driven-by-simple-molecular-mechanisms/#554d3e5116f3>
tinyURL: https://tinyurl.com/ydh6742f

As always, thanks for reading and please do share widely amongst your bird
colleagues and friends, on social media and, of course, on twitter.

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