Predictability in the evolution of Orthopteran cardenolide insensitivity

Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019

Princeton graduate student, Lu Yang, and undergraduate students, Mariana Wu and Adam Rosenstein, work with Professor Andolfatto to study the evolution of cardenolide-insensitivity in the "gaudy grasshoppers". This is an example of strong evolutionary constraint on Na+,K+-ATPase overcome by duplication and neofunctionalization in insects that feed on cardenolide-containing host plants.

Read more