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Title: Rhodopsin population genetics and local adaptation: variable dim-light vision in sand gobies is illuminated
Contributor(s): Ebert, Daniel P (author); Andrew, Rose  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2009
DOI: 10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04332.x
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Abstract: The visual pigments of fish are thought to be adapted to the variable spectral qualities of aquatic light environments. Most research on the role of natural selection on the evolution of rhodopsins and dim-light vision in fish has focused on variation among species and higher taxa. In this issue, Larmuseau et al. reveal substantial intraspecific sequence variation in RH1 (the rhodopsin gene) in sand gobies (Pomatoschistus minutus). Using population genetics and molecular evolution approaches, they detect positive selection on RH1 and find evidence for adaptation to local light conditions.
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Molecular Ecology, 18(20), p. 4140-4142
Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Place of Publication: United Kingdom
ISSN: 1365-294X
Field of Research (FOR): 060504 Microbial Ecology
060301 Animal Systematics and Taxonomy
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 960805 Flora, Fauna and Biodiversity at Regional or Larger Scales
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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