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Evodevo in extreme environments

Extreme environments lead to extreme adaptations. In this series, some of the evolutionary developmental origins of these remarkable adaptations will be addressed. Manuscripts published will focus on organisms living in very hot, cold, dark, or any other extreme condition, and will shed light on how they have come to survive in these inhospitable conditions.

Dr Sylvie Retaux

  1. The Mexican tetra (Astyanax mexicanus) has emerged as a good animal model to study the constructive and regressive changes associated with living in cave environments, as both the ancestral sighted morph and the ...

    Authors: Atukorallaya Devi Sewvandini Atukorala, Christine Hammer, Megan Dufton and Tamara Anne Franz-Odendaal

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:28

    Content type: Research

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  2. In blind cave-dwelling populations of Astyanax mexicanus, several morphological and behavioral shifts occurred during evolution in caves characterized by total and permanent darkness. Previous studies have shown ...

    Authors: Jonathan Bibliowicz, Alexandre Alié, Luis Espinasa, Masato Yoshizawa, Maryline Blin, Hélène Hinaux, Laurent Legendre, Stéphane Père and Sylvie Rétaux

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:25

    Content type: Short report

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  3. Extreme environmental conditions can give rise to extreme adaptations. We document growth, sexual maturation and fecundity in two species of African annual fish inhabiting temporary savanna pools.

    Authors: Radim Blažek, Matej Polačik and Martin Reichard

    Citation: EvoDevo 2013 4:24

    Content type: Research

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    The Related Article to this article has been published in Nature Protocols 2016 11:BFnprot2016080