Muscle metabolism and growth in Antarctic fishes (suborder Notothenioidei): evolution in a cold environment.

@article{Johnston2003MuscleMA,
  title={Muscle metabolism and growth in Antarctic fishes (suborder Notothenioidei): evolution in a cold environment.},
  author={Ian Andrew Johnston},
  journal={Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Part B, Biochemistry & molecular biology},
  year={2003},
  volume={136 4},
  pages={701-13}
}
The radiation of notothenioid fishes (order Perciformes) in the Southern Ocean provides a model system for investigating evolution and adaptation to a low temperature environment. The Notothenioid fishes comprising eight families, 43 genera and 122 species dominate the fish fauna in Antarctica. The diversification of the clade probably began 15-20 million years ago after the formation of the Antarctic Polar Front. The radiation was, therefore, associated with climatic cooling down to the… CONTINUE READING
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