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The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation in African cichlid fish
Cichlid fishes are famous for large, diverse and replicated adaptive radiations in the Great Lakes of East Africa. To understand the molecular mechanisms underlying cichlid phenotypic diversity, weExpand
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Environmental Complexity and Social Organization Sculpt the Brain in Lake Tanganyikan Cichlid Fish
Complex brains and behaviors have occurred repeatedly within vertebrate classes throughout evolution. What adaptive pressures drive such changes? Both environmental and social features have beenExpand
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Genomic reaction norms: using integrative biology to understand molecular mechanisms of phenotypic plasticity
Phenotypic plasticity is the development of different phenotypes from a single genotype, depending on the environment. Such plasticity is a pervasive feature of life, is observed for various traitsExpand
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Biologically meaningful expression profiling across species using heterologous hybridization to a cDNA microarray
BackgroundUnravelling the path from genotype to phenotype, as it is influenced by an organism's environment, is one of the central goals in biology. Gene expression profiling by means of microarraysExpand
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Fish and chips: functional genomics of social plasticity in an African cichlid fish
SUMMARY Behavior and physiology are regulated by both environment and social context. A central goal in the study of the social control of behavior is to determine the underlying physiological,Expand
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Maternal care and altered social phenotype in a recently collected stock of Astatotilapia burtoni cichlid fish.
For over 30 years, the African cichlid fish, Astatotilapia burtoni, has been an important model system for studying the mechanisms underlying socially mediated behavioral change, with the focus beingExpand
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The genomic substrate for adaptive radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 tribes of African cichlid species.
The initial sequencing of 5 cichlid genomes revealed an accumulation of genetic variation, including extensive copy number variation in cichlid lineages particularly those that have undergoneExpand
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A critical assessment of cross-species detection of gene duplicates using comparative genomic hybridization
BackgroundComparison of genomic DNA among closely related strains or species is a powerful approach for identifying variation in evolutionary processes. One potent source of genomic variation is geneExpand
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Annotation of expressed sequence tags for the East African cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni and evolutionary analyses of cichlid ORFs
BackgroundThe cichlid fishes in general, and the exceptionally diverse East African haplochromine cichlids in particular, are famous examples of adaptive radiation and explosive speciation. Here weExpand
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Genetic accommodation and behavioural evolution: insights from genomic studies
Many behaviours vary in response to the environment (biotic or abiotic) and therefore represent an interesting form of phenotypic plasticity. Behavioural plasticity, like other plastic traits, canExpand
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