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Convergent phenotypic evolution of the visual system via different molecular routes : how Neotropical cichlid fishes adapt to novel light environments

Convergent phenotypic evolution of the visual system via different molecular routes : how Neotropical cichlid fishes adapt to novel light environments

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HÄRER, Andreas, Axel MEYER, Julián TORRES-DOWDALL, 2018. Convergent phenotypic evolution of the visual system via different molecular routes : how Neotropical cichlid fishes adapt to novel light environments. In: Evolution Letters. 2(4), pp. 341-354. eISSN 2056-3744. Available under: doi: 10.1002/evl3.71

@article{Harer2018-08Conve-42913, title={Convergent phenotypic evolution of the visual system via different molecular routes : how Neotropical cichlid fishes adapt to novel light environments}, year={2018}, doi={10.1002/evl3.71}, number={4}, volume={2}, journal={Evolution Letters}, pages={341--354}, author={Härer, Andreas and Meyer, Axel and Torres-Dowdall, Julián} }

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