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Evolution in caves : selection from darkness causes spinal deformities in teleost fishes

Evolution in caves : selection from darkness causes spinal deformities in teleost fishes

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TORRES-DOWDALL, Julian, Nidal KARAGIC, Martin PLATH, Rüdiger RIESCH, 2018. Evolution in caves : selection from darkness causes spinal deformities in teleost fishes. In: Biology Letters. 14(6), 20180197. ISSN 1744-9561. eISSN 1744-957X. Available under: doi: 10.1098/rsbl.2018.0197

@article{TorresDowdall2018-06Evolu-42921, title={Evolution in caves : selection from darkness causes spinal deformities in teleost fishes}, year={2018}, doi={10.1098/rsbl.2018.0197}, number={6}, volume={14}, issn={1744-9561}, journal={Biology Letters}, author={Torres-Dowdall, Julian and Karagic, Nidal and Plath, Martin and Riesch, Rüdiger}, note={Article Number: 20180197} }

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