Parallel developmental genetic features underlie stickleback gill raker evolution

Abstract

Convergent evolution, the repeated evolution of similar phenotypes in independent lineages, provides natural replicates to study mechanisms of evolution. Cases of convergent evolution might have the same underlying developmental and genetic bases, implying that some evolutionary trajectories might be predictable. In a classic example of convergent evolution… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/2041-9139-5-19
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