Genetic Paths Leading to Blindness in Astyanax Mexicanus

  • Perihan Sadoglu
Part of the NATO Advanced Study Institutes Series book series (NSSA, volume 1)


The nature of the genetic controls of the eye and its development is still a largely unexplored field. Embryologists postulate that lens development is initiated by a process of inductive interaction of the developing eye cup and the surface ectoderm. Little light has been shed, however, on the action of genetic controls in this process, and particularly on the degree of independence of the controls of the various eye components.


Surface Fish Cave Population Normal Lens Cave Fish Lens Type 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • Perihan Sadoglu
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  1. 1.Div. of Biological & Medical SciencesBrown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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