Hybridization and contemporary evolution in an introduced cichlid fish from Lake Malawi National Park

  title={Hybridization and contemporary evolution in an introduced cichlid fish from Lake Malawi National Park},
  author={J. T. Streelman and S. L. Gmyrek and M. Kidd and C. Kidd and R. Robinson and E. Hert and A. J. Ambali and T. Kocher},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
  • J. T. Streelman, S. L. Gmyrek, +5 authors T. Kocher
  • Published 2004
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Molecular Ecology
  • Rapidly evolving systems offer the chance to observe genetic and phenotypic change in real time. We exploit a well‐characterized introduction of cichlid fish into Lake Malawi National Park to document a short history of habitat colonization and the evolution of genes and colour pattern. In the early 1960s, a fish exporter introduced individuals of Cynotilapia afra to a single site (Mitande Point) of Thumbi West Island and, as late as 1983, the species was confined to this location. In 2001, C… CONTINUE READING
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