Regulatory gene networks that shape the development of adaptive phenotypic plasticity in a cichlid fish

  title={Regulatory gene networks that shape the development of adaptive phenotypic plasticity in a cichlid fish},
  author={Ralf Friedrich Schneider and Yuanhao Li and Axel Meyer and Helen M Gunter},
  journal={Molecular Ecology},
Phenotypic plasticity is the ability of organisms with a given genotype to develop different phenotypes according to environmental stimuli, resulting in individuals that are better adapted to local conditions. In spite of their ecological importance, the developmental regulatory networks underlying plastic phenotypes often remain uncharacterized. We examined the regulatory basis of diet‐induced plasticity in the lower pharyngeal jaw (LPJ) of the cichlid fish Astatoreochromis alluaudi, a model… 

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