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The kingdom of the blind: disentangling fundamental drivers in the evolution of eye loss

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Light is a fundamentally important biological cue used by almost every animal on earth, to maintain daily rhythms, navigate, forage, find mates or avoid predators. But an enormous number of species live in darkness: in subterranean caves, deep oceans, underground burrows, and within parasitic host bodies, and the loss of eyes appears consistently across these ecosystems. However, the evolutionary mechanisms that lead to the reduction of the visual system remain the subject of great interest a...

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Publication status:
Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/icb/icy047

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Annes College
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Author
ORCID:
0000-0003-0196-5069
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Integrative and Comparative Biology Journal website
Volume:
58
Issue:
3
Pages:
372–385
Publication date:
2018-06-04
Acceptance date:
2018-05-23
DOI:
EISSN:
1557-7023
ISSN:
1540-7063
Pubs id:
pubs:853715
URN:
uri:81055eae-8422-4201-b7b4-aa16edff39e5
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uuid:81055eae-8422-4201-b7b4-aa16edff39e5
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pubs:853715

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