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Perhaps you should read this research on peacocks from 2018:

[www.frontiersin.org]

The authors state:

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Here, we report the first genome sequence and comparative analysis of peacock with the high quality genomes of chicken, turkey, duck, flycatcher and zebra finch. Genes involved in early developmental pathways including TGF-β, BMP, and Wnt signaling, which have been shown to be involved in feather patterning, bone morphogenesis, and skeletal muscle development, revealed signs of adaptive evolution and provided useful clues on the phenotypes of peacock. Innate and adaptive immune genes involved in complement system and T-cell response also showed signs of adaptive evolution in peacock suggesting their possible role in building a robust immune system which is consistent with the predictions of the Hamilton–Zuk hypothesis. This study provides novel genomic and evolutionary insights into the molecular understanding toward the phenotypic evolution of Indian peacock.

I thought these findings were of particular interest:

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The most significant results emerged from the adaptive sequence divergence analysis, where a major fraction of genes involved in early development and immune system showed multiple signs of adaptive evolution (Figure 4). Similarly, the genes involved in the early development of feathers showed signs of adaptive evolution in the feather-specific gene set. In addition, the adaptive divergence observed in the genes involved in bone morphogenesis and skeletal muscle development perhaps explain the large body dimensions, stronger legs and spurs, and the ability to take short flights despite of a long train. Taken together, the evolution in the early development genes emerges as a prominent factor for explaining the molecular basis of the phenotypic evolution for Indian peacock.

Science. Real science.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 20-Apr-19 08:41 by eyeofhorus33.

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The Triptych and the Pyramid 2151 Robert Jameson 14-Apr-19 12:37
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 415 michael seabrook 14-Apr-19 17:10
God Gamete Garbage! (n/t) 322 eyeofhorus33 15-Apr-19 14:31
Re: God Gamete Garbage! (n/t) 290 Robert Jameson 15-Apr-19 23:27
Should this be on Science or Inner Space? 327 eyeofhorus33 16-Apr-19 14:29
Some quiet reflection would be appreciated 305 Robert Jameson 18-Apr-19 04:09
My issue with your problem with Darwinian theory 273 eyeofhorus33 18-Apr-19 18:47
Re: My issue with your problem with Darwinian theory 279 Robert Jameson 18-Apr-19 23:42
Correction to your acknowledgement 268 eyeofhorus33 20-Apr-19 06:21
Re: Correction to your acknowledgement 284 Robert Jameson 20-Apr-19 08:08
More nonsense 252 eyeofhorus33 20-Apr-19 08:19
I have had enough of this 245 Robert Jameson 20-Apr-19 08:58
Research demonstrates adaptive evolution in peacocks 283 eyeofhorus33 20-Apr-19 08:40
Darwin Was Wrong. 300 cladking 20-Apr-19 14:20
Oh dear! 291 eyeofhorus33 20-Apr-19 19:19
Re: Oh dear! 250 cladking 21-Apr-19 13:54
Obvs not read the research yet ... 270 eyeofhorus33 21-Apr-19 19:29
Re: Obvs not read the research yet ... 269 Warwick 22-Apr-19 17:09
Re: Obvs not read the research yet ... 224 cladking 22-Apr-19 17:37
give me a break 245 Warwick 22-Apr-19 17:41
Re: give me a break 269 cladking 23-Apr-19 00:34
Re: give me a break 239 Warwick 23-Apr-19 19:45
Re: Darwin Was Wrong. 278 Robert Jameson 20-Apr-19 23:54
Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 319 Robert Jameson 16-Apr-19 03:38
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Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 298 cladking 21-Apr-19 14:23
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I did not answer part of your question 251 Robert Jameson 15-Jun-19 09:57
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Re: Purpose/ Triptych 228 Corpuscles 25-Apr-19 21:58
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Re: Dual Sexed Deities 229 eyeofhorus33 28-Apr-19 16:01
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Re: The Triptych and the Pyramid 281 Robert Jameson 23-Apr-19 02:42
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