Imperfect Morphological Convergence: Variable Changes in Cranial Structures Underlie Transitions to Durophagy in Moray Eels

@article{Collar2014ImperfectMC,
  title={Imperfect Morphological Convergence: Variable Changes in Cranial Structures Underlie Transitions to Durophagy in Moray Eels},
  author={D. Collar and J. S. Reece and M. Alfaro and P. Wainwright and R. S. Mehta},
  journal={The American Naturalist},
  year={2014},
  volume={183},
  pages={E168 - E184}
}
  • D. Collar, J. S. Reece, +2 authors R. S. Mehta
  • Published 2014
  • Medicine, Biology
  • The American Naturalist
  • Convergence is central to the study of evolution because it demonstrates the power of natural selection to deterministically shape phenotypic diversity. However, the conditions under which a common morphology repeatedly evolves may be restrictive. Many factors, such as differing genetic and environmental backgrounds and many-to-one mapping of form to function, contribute to variability in responses to selection. Nevertheless, lineages may evolve similar, even if not identical, forms given a… CONTINUE READING

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