Diversity of European butterflies could be seriously underestimated, DNA suggests

24 julio 2015

The DNA sequences of the 228 known butterfly species in the Iberian peninsula have been obtained by researchers who compared it to available data for Europe. Their study compiles 3500 genetic sequences of all the species, with their geographical distribution, and will be useful for the conservation of butterfly biodiversity. The DNA sequences obtained suggest that up to 28% of species could be totally new to science.img src=»http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/sciencedaily/~4/LdKBnIQNznc» height=»1″ width=»1″ alt=»»/