Evolutionary tuning of an adaptive behavior requires enhancement of the neuromast sensory system.

@article{Yoshizawa2011EvolutionaryTO,
  title={Evolutionary tuning of an adaptive behavior requires enhancement of the neuromast sensory system.},
  author={Masato Yoshizawa and William R Jeffery},
  journal={Communicative & integrative biology},
  year={2011},
  volume={4 1},
  pages={89-91}
}
Cave animals are faced with the challenge of carrying out fundamental life processes in a completely dark environment. Evolution of behavioral changes could be one of the key steps that adapt these animals to the absence of light. Astyanax mexicanus is a teleost with sighted surface dwelling (surface fish) and blind cave dwelling (cavefish) forms. Cavefish, a descendant of surface fish ancestors, have evolved a suite of constructive traits including an increase in the number and diameter of… CONTINUE READING
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