Infographic: Dialing Down the Glitz
Infographic: Dialing Down the Glitz
The gene BCO2 enables male and female members of some bird species to display dramatically different color patterns.
Infographic: Dialing Down the Glitz
Infographic: Dialing Down the Glitz

The gene BCO2 enables male and female members of some bird species to display dramatically different color patterns.

The gene BCO2 enables male and female members of some bird species to display dramatically different color patterns.

sexual differentiation
The Gene that Makes Female Birds Drab
The Gene that Makes Female Birds Drab
Rachael Moeller Gorman | Sep 1, 2020
In some finch species, the difference between colorful males and muted females comes down to one gene, BCO2, which encodes an enzyme that degrades carotenoids.
Fruit Fly Geneticist Bruce Baker Dies
Fruit Fly Geneticist Bruce Baker Dies
Diana Kwon | Jul 30, 2018
The Stanford University professor was known for his work on sex determination and courtship in flies.
Sperm From Ovaries
Sperm From Ovaries
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 11, 2015
With the deletion of a single gene, female Japanese rice fish can produce sperm.