Parallel evolution of opsin gene expression in African cichlid fishes.

  title={Parallel evolution of opsin gene expression in African cichlid fishes.},
  author={Kelly E. O'Quin and Christopher M. Hofmann and Hans A. Hofmann and Karen L Carleton},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  volume={27 12},
Phenotypic evolution may occur either through alterations to the structure of protein-coding genes or their expression. Evidence for which of these two mechanisms more commonly contribute to the evolution of a phenotype can be garnered from examples of parallel and convergent evolution. The visual system of East African cichlid fishes is an excellent system with which to address this question. Cichlid fishes from Lakes Malawi (LM) and Victoria together exhibit three diverse palettes of… CONTINUE READING

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