Phylogenetic analysis of the South American electric fishes (order Gymnotiformes) and the evolution of their electrogenic system: a synthesis based on morphology, electrophysiology, and mitochondrial sequence data.

@article{AlvesGomes1995PhylogeneticAO,
  title={Phylogenetic analysis of the South American electric fishes (order Gymnotiformes) and the evolution of their electrogenic system: a synthesis based on morphology, electrophysiology, and mitochondrial sequence data.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Ant{\^o}nio Alves-Gomes and Guillermo Ort{\'i} and Margo Haygood and Walter F. Heiligenberg and Axel Meyer},
  journal={Molecular biology and evolution},
  year={1995},
  volume={12 2},
  pages={298-318}
}
The order Gymnotiformes (South American electric fishes) is a fascinating assemblage of freshwater fishes that share the unusual ability to produce and sense electric fields used for electrolocation and social communication. In the last few decades, the electrogenic and electrosensory systems (EES) of these fish have served as an excellent model to study motor and sensory physiology in vertebrates. In an attempt to the evolution of characters associated with the EES in the group, we applied… CONTINUE READING
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