Genetic analysis of cavefish reveals molecular convergence in the evolution of albinism

  title={Genetic analysis of cavefish reveals molecular convergence in the evolution of albinism},
  author={Meredith E. Protas and C. Hersey and Dawn M. Kochanek and Y. Zhou and H. Wilkens and W. Jeffery and L. Zon and R. Borowsky and C. Tabin},
  journal={Nature Genetics},
  • Meredith E. Protas, C. Hersey, +6 authors C. Tabin
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine, Biology
  • Nature Genetics
  • The genetic basis of vertebrate morphological evolution has traditionally been very difficult to examine in naturally occurring populations. Here we describe the generation of a genome-wide linkage map to allow quantitative trait analysis of evolutionarily derived morphologies in the Mexican cave tetra, a species that has, in a series of independent caves, repeatedly evolved specialized characteristics adapted to a unique and well-studied ecological environment. We focused on the trait of… CONTINUE READING

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