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About Danaus plexippus

Each autumn millions of the migratory Monarch Butterfly, Danaus plexippus, undergo a long-distance migration of up to 4,000 km from eastern North America to their wintering grounds in central Mexico. During this migration, the Monarch uses a time-compensated sun compass to allow them to maintain a southerly direction. In addition to the great opportunities for studying circadian clockwork and the molecular basis of long-distance migration, the mimicry complex formed by the Monarch and the Viceroy butterflies offers insights into adaptive evolution.

Picture credit (Creative Commons BY 2.0): Thomas Bresson 2010

Taxonomy ID 13037

Data source MonarchBase

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Gene annotation

What can I find? Protein-coding and non-coding genes, splice variants, cDNA and protein sequences, non-coding RNAs.

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Comparative genomics

What can I find? Homologues, gene trees, and whole genome alignments across multiple species.

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Phylogenetic overview of gene families

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Variation

This species currently has no variation database. However you can process your own variants using the Variant Effect Predictor:

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