Comparative genetics of the central nervous system in epigean and hypogean Astyanax mexicanus

@article{Strickler2011ComparativeGO,
  title={Comparative genetics of the central nervous system in epigean and hypogean Astyanax mexicanus},
  author={Allen G. Strickler and Daphne Soares},
  journal={Genetica},
  year={2011},
  volume={139},
  pages={383-391}
}
The extreme environment of subterranean caves presents an adaptive challenge to troglobitic organisms. The mechanisms by which natural selection modify an ancestral surface neural circuit to produce a novel subterranean behavior remain a mystery. To address this question, we performed cross species microarray experiments to compare differences in gene expression levels in the adult brain of the teleost Astyanax mexicanus. This species provides a unique opportunity for comparative genetic… CONTINUE READING