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Evolution and Genetics of Epigean and Cave Astyanax fasciatus (Characidae, Pisces)

Support for the Neutral Mutation Theory
  • Horst Wilkens
Part of the Evolutionary Biology book series (EBIO, volume 23)

Abstract

Notable progress in the biological sciences is occasionally made possible by the discovery of a species that exhibits a specialized way of life, but nevertheless will thrive and breed in the laboratory. In the study of cavernicolous animals, the Mexican characid fish Astyanax fasciatus has come to play a role equivalent to that of the fruit fly, Drosophila, in genetics.

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Pineal Organ Species Flock Cave Population Alarm Substance Pigmentary Epithelium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Horst Wilkens
    • 1
  1. 1.Zoological Institute and Zoological Museum of the University of HamburgHamburg 13West Germany

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