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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 ...