The Bathyclarias-Clarias species flock. A new model to understand rapid speciation in African great lakes.

@article{Agnse2001TheBS,
  title={The Bathyclarias-Clarias species flock. A new model to understand rapid speciation in African great lakes.},
  author={J-F. Agn{\`e}se and Guy G. Teugels},
  journal={Comptes rendus de l'Academie des sciences. Serie III, Sciences de la vie},
  year={2001},
  volume={324 8},
  pages={683-8}
}
Phylogenetic relationships between seven species of the catfish species flock from Lake Malawi (genus Bathyclarias) and other Clariid catfish have been investigated using cytochrome b partial sequences. Here we demonstrate that this species flock originated from a widespread, generalist species, Clarias gariepinus, still occurring in the lake. Bathyclarias species and their ancestor C. gariepinus form a simple model that can be used to understand the mechanisms of adaptation and rapid… CONTINUE READING

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