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Astyanax surface and cave fish morphs
(Springer Nature, 2020-07-11)
The small teleost fish Astyanax mexicanus has emerged as an outstanding model for studying many biological topics in the context of evolution. A major attribute is conspecific surface dwelling (surface fish) and blind cave ...
Distinct genetic architecture underlies the emergence of sleep loss and prey-seeking behavior in the Mexican cavefish
(Springer Nature, 2015-02-20)
Sleep is characterized by extended periods of quiescence and reduced responsiveness to sensory stimuli. Animals ranging from insects to mammals adapt to environments with limited food by suppressing sleep and enhancing ...
The role of a lens survival pathway including sox2 and αA-crystallin in the evolution of cavefish eye degeneration
(Springer Nature, 2014-08-28)
The teleost Astyanax mexicanus is a single species consisting of eyed surface-dwelling (surface fish) and blind cave-dwelling (cavefish) morphs. Cavefish eyes are lost through apoptosis of the lens, which in turn promotes ...