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Posted by PLOS_Genetics on 20 Mar 2009 at 10:29 GMT

This example of parallelism indicates that certain genes are frequent targets of mutation in the repeated evolution of regressive phenotypes in cave-adapted species.
http://plosgenetics.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1000326#article1.front1.article-meta1.abstract1.p1

- http://www.plosgenetics.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pgen.1000388 (Conservation and Convergence of Colour Genetics: MC1R Mutations in brown Cavefish by Nicholas I. Mundy)

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