Study Detail

TitleEvidence of Late Pleistocene origin of Astyanax mexicanus cavefish
Study TypeTranscriptome Analysis
Abstract We found higher substitution rates in cavefish compared with surface fish, in accordance with a smaller cavefish population size which has allowed more rapid fixation of derived alleles present in the ancestral population. This result also implies that the Pachón cave population is much “younger” th .. [more]
Description We found higher substitution rates in cavefish compared with surface fish, in accordance with a smaller cavefish population size which has allowed more rapid fixation of derived alleles present in the ancestral population. This result also implies that the Pachón cave population is much “younger” th .. [more]
Center NameEvolution, Genome, Comportement, Ecologie UMR9191 CNRS - Universite Paris Sud