Synteny and candidate gene prediction using an anchored linkage map of Astyanax mexicanus.

  title={Synteny and candidate gene prediction using an anchored linkage map of Astyanax mexicanus.},
  author={Joshua B. Gross and Meredith E. Protas and Melissa D. Conrad and Paul E Scheid and O. Vidal and William R Jeffery and Richard Borowsky and Clifford J Tabin},
  journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America},
  volume={105 51},
The blind Mexican cave tetra, Astyanax mexicanus, is a unique model system for the study of parallelism and the evolution of cave-adapted traits. Understanding the genetic basis for these traits has recently become feasible thanks to production of a genome-wide linkage map and quantitative trait association analyses. The selection of suitable candidate genes controlling quantitative traits remains challenging, however, in the absence of a physical genome. Here, we describe the integration of… CONTINUE READING
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