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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 12 October 2015
  • ISBN : 9780128023655
  • Page : 412 pages
  • Rating : 4.5/5 from 103 voters

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Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish features contributions by leading researchers in a comprehensive, unique work that examines a number of distinct areas of biology—evolution, development, ecology, and behavior—using the Mexican cavefish as a powerful model system to further understanding of basic biological processes such as eye degeneration, hearing, craniofacial development, sleep, and metabolic function. These fish are currently being used to better understand a number of issues related to human health, including age-related blindness, sleep, obesity, mood-related disorders, and aging. The recent sequencing of the cavefish genome broadens the interest of this system to groups working with diverse biological systems, and has helped researchers identify genes that regulate sleep, eye degeneration, and metabolic function. Mexican cavefish are particularly powerful for the study of biological processes because these fish evolved independently in twenty-nine caves in the Sierra de el Abra Region of Northeast Mexico. These fish have dramatic adaptations to the cave environment, and this can be used to identify genes involved in disease-related traits. This scholarly text will be of interest to researchers and students throughout diverse areas of biology and ecology. It includes photographs of animals and behavior in laboratory and natural settings that will also increase interest and accessibility to non-experts. Includes a mixture of images and illustrations such as the geographical distribution of cave pools and the developmental biology of the nervous system Features a companion site with geographical maps Fills a notable gap in the literature on a topic of broad interest to the scientific community Presents the recent sequencing of the cavefish genome as a groundbreaking development for researchers working with diverse biological systems

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Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish

Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish
  • Author : Alex Keene,Masato Yoshizawa,Suzanne Elaine McGaugh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-12
  • ISBN : 9780128023655
GET THIS BOOKBiology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish

Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish features contributions by leading researchers in a comprehensive, unique work that examines a number of distinct areas of biology—evolution, development, ecology, and behavior—using the Mexican cavefish as a powerful model system to further understanding of basic biological processes such as eye degeneration, hearing, craniofacial development, sleep, and metabolic function. These fish are currently being used to better understand a number of issues related to human health, including age-related blindness, sleep, obesity,

Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish

Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish
  • Author : Alex Keene,Masato Yoshizawa,Suzanne Elaine McGaugh
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2015-10-01
  • ISBN : 0128021489
GET THIS BOOKBiology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish

Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish features contributions by leading researchers in a comprehensive, unique work that examines a number of distinct areas of biology-evolution, development, ecology, and behavior-using the Mexican cavefish as a powerful model system to further understanding of basic biological processes such as eye degeneration, hearing, craniofacial development, sleep, and metabolic function. These fish are currently being used to better understand a number of issues related to human health, including age-related blindness, sleep, obesity, mood-related disorders,

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2017-05-25
  • ISBN : 9783662545126
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This book provides fascinating insights into the development and genetics of evolutionary processes on the basis of animals living in the dark, such as the Astyanax cave fish. Biologically functionless traits show high variability, which results from neutral deleterious mutations no longer being eliminated by natural selection, which normally acts to preserve functional capability. These negative mutations accumulate until the traits they are responsible for become rudimentary or even lost. The random genetic basis of regressive evolution is in accordance

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  • Author : Robert Wetsel Mitchell,William H. Russell,William R. Elliott
  • Publisher : Texas Tech University Press
  • Release Date : 1977-01-01
  • ISBN : 0896720381
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Origin and Evolution of Biodiversity
  • Author : Pierre Pontarotti
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-08-27
  • ISBN : 9783319959542
GET THIS BOOKOrigin and Evolution of Biodiversity

The book includes 19 selected contributions presented at the 21st Evolutionary Biology Meeting, which took place in Marseille in September 2017. The chapters are grouped into the following five categories: · Genome/Phenotype Evolution · Self/Nonself Evolution · Origin of Biodiversity · Origin of Life · Concepts The annual Evolutionary Biology Meetings in Marseille serve to gather leading evolutionary biologists and other scientists using evolutionary biology concepts, e.g. for medical research. The aim of these meetings is to promote the exchange of ideas to encourage

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  • Author : Eleonora Trajano,Maria Elina Bichuette,B.G. Kapoor
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release Date : 2010-05-20
  • ISBN : 9781439840481
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In most habitats, adaptations are the single most obvious aspects of an organism’s phenotype. However, the most obvious feature of many subterranean animals are losses, not adaptations. Even Darwin saw subterranean animals as degenerates: examples of eyelessness and loss of structure in general. For him, the explanation was a straightforward Lamarckian one, and one that did not involve adaptation and the struggle of existence. This volume is a comprehensive account of all known species of subterranean fishes. It includes

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  • Author : David C. Culver,Tanja Pipan
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
  • Release Date : 2009
  • ISBN : 9780191551444
GET THIS BOOKThe Biology of Caves and Other Subterranean Habitats

This book offers a concise but comprehensive introduction to cave ecology. The emphasis is on the organisms that dominate this unique environment, although conservation and management aspects are also considered. The book is intended for both graduate students and professionals and assumes no previous knowledge of cave biology. -;Caves and other subterranean habitats with their often strange (even bizarre) inhabitants have long been objects of fascination, curiosity, and debate. The question of how such organisms have evolved, and the

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  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2019-05-10
  • ISBN : 9780128141250
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Encyclopedia of Caves, Third Edition, provides detailed background information to anyone with a serious interest in caves. This includes students, both undergraduate and graduate, in the earth, biological and environmental sciences, and consultants, environmental scientists, land managers and government agency staff whose work requires them to know something about caves and the biota that inhabit them. Caves touch on many scientific interests in geology, climate science, biology, hydrology, archaeology, and paleontology, as well as more popular interests in sport caving

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  • Author : Maximilian Michel
  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2018-08-03
  • ISBN : 9782889455607
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In Search of the Causes of Evolution

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  • Author : Peter R. Grant,B. Rosemary Grant
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2010-11-21
  • ISBN : 9780691146959
GET THIS BOOKIn Search of the Causes of Evolution

Evolutionary biology has witnessed breathtaking advances in recent years. Some of its most exciting insights have come from the crossover of disciplines as varied as paleontology, molecular biology, ecology, and genetics. This book brings together many of today's pioneers in evolutionary biology to describe the latest advances and explain why a cross-disciplinary and integrated approach to research questions is so essential. Contributors discuss the origins of biological diversity, mechanisms of evolutionary change at the molecular and developmental levels, morphology and

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  • Author : Aldemaro Romero Díaz
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-07-23
  • ISBN : 9780521828468
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A critical examination of current knowledge and ideas on cave biology, with emphasis on evolution, ecology, and conservation.

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  • Publisher : Frontiers Media SA
  • Release Date : 2022-05-05
  • ISBN : 9782889760534
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  • Author : Livia d'Angelo,Paolo de Girolamo
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release Date : 2021-08-28
  • ISBN : 9780128212455
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Fish, and particularly zebrafish, have become the fastest-growing segment of the research population. They offer several advantages, in terms of biology and technologies to apply, and thus are employed in numerous research fields. Laboratory Fish in Biomedical Research: Biology, Husbandry and Research Applications for Zebrafish, Medaka, Killifish, Swordtail Fish, Cavefish, Stickleback, Goldfish and Danionella Translucida addresses the relevant and increasing need to collect cutting-edge knowledge on husbandry, maintenance, welfare and experimental protocols of the most common freshwater species under standard

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  • Publisher : Springer
  • Release Date : 2018-10-10
  • ISBN : 9789811318795
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  • Publisher : University of Chicago Press
  • Release Date : 2015-07-20
  • ISBN : 9780226268392
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