Blind Cave Tetra....eyeless or not?
Posted 13 September 2012 - 04:18 PM
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Posted 13 September 2012 - 09:37 PM
Posted 13 September 2012 - 10:13 PM
Research has been performed that showed breeding seperate populations of blind cave fish actually brought back some tiny eyes. the populations evolved seperately(I believe) and breeding them back to each other apparently corrected the problem. There are so many genes involved with even just the eye that the alleles that depraved different populations were different, so cross breeding them brought back the allele that the other population was missing.
I was wondering... I didn't think any of the wild populations typically had fully developed eyes of any sort.
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