By Alex Keene,Masato Yoshizawa,Suzanne Elaine McGaugh

ISBN-10: 0128021489

ISBN-13: 9780128021484

Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish gains contributions by means of prime researchers in a complete, distinct paintings that examines a few specific components of biology—evolution, improvement, ecology, and behavior—using the Mexican cavefish as a robust version process to additional knowing of simple organic procedures comparable to eye degeneration, listening to, craniofacial improvement, sleep, and metabolic functionality.

These fish are at the moment getting used to raised comprehend a couple of concerns with regards to human healthiness, together with age-related blindness, sleep, weight problems, mood-related issues, and getting older. the new sequencing of the cavefish genome broadens the curiosity of the program to teams operating with varied organic platforms, and has helped researchers establish genes that control sleep, eye degeneration, and metabolic functionality.

Mexican cavefish are rather strong for the learn of organic procedures simply because those fish developed independently in twenty-nine caves within the Sierra de el Abra area of Northeast Mexico. those fish have dramatic variations to the cave setting, and this is used to spot genes concerned about disease-related features.

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

  • Includes a mix of photos and illustrations equivalent to the geographical distribution of cave swimming pools and the developmental biology of the apprehensive system
  • Features a better half web site with geographical maps
  • Fills a outstanding hole within the literature on an issue of huge 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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