The ecological and genetic basis of convergent thick-lipped phenotypes in cichlid fishes.

  title={The ecological and genetic basis of convergent thick-lipped phenotypes in cichlid fishes.},
  author={Marco Colombo and Eveline T. Diepeveen and Moritz Muschick and M Em{\'i}lia Santos and Adrian Indermaur and Nicolas Boileau and Marta Barluenga and Walter Salzburger},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={22 3},
The evolution of convergent phenotypes is one of the most interesting outcomes of replicate adaptive radiations. Remarkable cases of convergence involve the thick-lipped phenotype found across cichlid species flocks in the East African Great Lakes. Unlike most other convergent forms in cichlids, which are restricted to East Africa, the thick-lipped phenotype also occurs elsewhere, for example in the Central American Midas Cichlid assemblage. Here, we use an ecological genomic approach to study… CONTINUE READING
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