Measuring and evaluating morphological asymmetry in fish: distinct lateral dimorphism in the jaws of scale-eating cichlids

@inproceedings{Hata2013MeasuringAE,
  title={Measuring and evaluating morphological asymmetry in fish: distinct lateral dimorphism in the jaws of scale-eating cichlids},
  author={Hiroki Hata and Masaki Yasugi and Yuichi Takeuchi and Satoshi Takahashi and Michio Hori},
  booktitle={Ecology and evolution},
  year={2013}
}
The left-right asymmetry of scale-eating Tanganyikan cichlids is described as a unilateral topographical shift of the quadratomandibular joints. This morphological laterality has a genetic basis and has therefore been used as a model for studying negative frequency-dependent selection and the resulting oscillation in frequencies of two genotypes, lefty and righty, in a population. This study aims were to confirm this laterality in Perissodus microlepis Boulenger and P. straeleni (Poll) and… CONTINUE READING
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