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Evolution in the dark: unifying our understanding of eye loss

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The evolution of eye loss in subterranean, deep sea and nocturnal habitats has fascinated biologists since Darwin wrestled with it in On the Origin of Species. This phenomenon appears consistently throughout the animal kingdom, in groups as diverse as crustaceans, salamanders, gastropods, spiders and the well-known Mexican cave fish, but the nature, extent and evolutionary processes behind eye loss remain elusive. With the advantage of new imaging, molecular, and developmental tools, eye loss...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
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Accepted Manuscript

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10.1093/icb/icy082

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Oxford college:
St Annes College
ORCID:
0000-0003-0196-5069
Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology More from this funder
American Microscopical Society More from this funder
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Publisher:
Oxford University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Integrative and Comparative Biology Journal website
Volume:
58
Issue:
3
Pages:
367–371
Publication date:
2018-06-23
Acceptance date:
2018-05-31
DOI:
EISSN:
1557-7023
ISSN:
1540-7063
Pubs id:
pubs:857150
URN:
uri:bc0fa4e7-1e26-4bb5-8b18-608a758dc823
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uuid:bc0fa4e7-1e26-4bb5-8b18-608a758dc823
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pubs:857150

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