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Genomic basis of the convergent evolution of electric organs

Electric organs in fish have evolved independently in six lineages and are an interesting example of convergent evolution. However, the genetic basis underlying the convergence of this trait is poorly understood. By sequencing and assembling the transcriptomes from the electric … Continue reading

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Genome-wide signatures of convergent evolution in echolocating mammals (Parker et al., 2013)

Phenotype convergence is a fascinating topic in evolution. Usually species evolve by divergence, starting from a common ancestor and then developing different genomic changes that lead to different phenotypes. which are then selected by the environment. Nevertheless, it has been … Continue reading

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