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Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish by Alex Keene, Masato Yoshizawa, Suzanne Elaine McGaugh

By Alex Keene, Masato Yoshizawa, Suzanne Elaine McGaugh

Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish positive factors contributions through best researchers in a complete, distinctive paintings that examines a couple of particular parts of biology—evolution, improvement, ecology, and behavior—using the Mexican cavefish as a robust version approach to additional figuring out of uncomplicated organic tactics akin to eye degeneration, listening to, craniofacial improvement, sleep, and metabolic functionality.

These fish are presently getting used to higher comprehend a couple of concerns regarding human health and wellbeing, together with age-related blindness, sleep, weight problems, mood-related issues, and getting older. the hot sequencing of the cavefish genome broadens the curiosity of the program to teams operating with different organic platforms, and has helped researchers establish genes that control sleep, eye degeneration, and metabolic functionality.

Mexican cavefish are really robust for the learn of organic strategies simply because those fish advanced independently in twenty-nine caves within the Sierra de el Abra sector of Northeast Mexico. those fish have dramatic variations to the cave surroundings, and this is often used to spot genes all in favour of disease-related qualities.

This scholarly textual content might be of curiosity to researchers and scholars all through varied components of biology and ecology. It contains images of animals and behaviour in laboratory and common settings that might additionally bring up curiosity and accessibility to non-experts.

  • Includes a mix of photographs and illustrations comparable to the geographical distribution of cave swimming pools and the developmental biology of the fearful system
  • Features a better half web site with geographical maps
  • Fills a remarkable hole within the literature on a subject of vast curiosity to the medical community
  • Presents the hot sequencing of the cavefish genome as a groundbreaking improvement for researchers operating with varied organic systems

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P. 16, In: Astyanax International Meeting Program, March 15–18, 2009, Ciudad Valles, Mexico, pp. 49. , 2000. Eyed cave fish in a karst window. J. Cave Karst Studies 62 (3), 180–183. , 2001. A new blind cavefish population of genus Astyanax: geography, morphology and behavior. In: The Biology of Hypogean Fishes. Springer, Netherlands, pp. 339–344. , 1977. Karst hydrology and geomorphology of the Sierra de El Abra and the Valles-San Luis Potosi region, Mexico. D. Dissertation. Hamilton, Ontario: McMaster University, xvii + 469 pp.

Ann. Spéliol. 27 (1), 263–270. , 2001). Rivers both at the surface and in caves change their paths through time and, as they do so, populations become isolated or united, dictating the direction for evolutionary processes, such as speciation, hybridization and colonization of new environments. The historical hydrogeology of the area is both the setting and the milieu in which Astyanax cavefish evolved. A thorough understanding of the hydrogeology of the El Abra region may ultimately provide an answer for the question “why” current cave populations are genetically structured as they are.

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