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How the insect got its wings: Scientists (at last!) tell the tale – Phys.org

It sounds like a “Just So Story”—”How the Insect Got its Wings”—but it’s really a mystery that has puzzled biologists for over a century. Intriguing and competing…

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It sounds like a “Just So Story””How the Insect Got its Wings”but it’s really a mystery that has puzzled biologists for over a century. Intriguing and competing theories of insect wing evolution have emerged in recent years, but none were entirely satisfactory. Finally, a team from the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL), Woods Hole, has settled the controversy, using clues from long-ago scientific papers as well as state-of-the-art genomic approaches. The study, conducted by MBL Research Associate…

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