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Rhodopsin population genetics and local adaptation: variable dim-light vision in sand gobies is illuminated

Ebert, Daniel; Andrew, Rose L.

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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,...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorEbert, Daniel
dc.contributor.authorAndrew, Rose L.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-10T22:55:13Z
dc.identifier.issn0962-1083
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/60011
dc.description.abstractThe 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.
dc.publisherBlackwell Publishing Ltd
dc.sourceMolecular Ecology
dc.subjectKeywords: rhodopsin; adaptation; animal; article; genetic selection; genetics; molecular evolution; Perciformes; population genetics; Adaptation, Physiological; Animals; Evolution, Molecular; Genetics, Population; Perciformes; Rhodopsin; Selection (Genetics); Kraem Dim-light vision; Local adaptation; Opsin; Positive selection; Rhodopsin
dc.titleRhodopsin population genetics and local adaptation: variable dim-light vision in sand gobies is illuminated
dc.typeJournal article
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
local.identifier.citationvolume18
dc.date.issued2009
local.identifier.absfor060411 - Population, Ecological and Evolutionary Genetics
local.identifier.ariespublicationu9511635xPUB517
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationEbert, Daniel, College of Medicine, Biology and Environment, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationAndrew, Rose L., University of British Columbia
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage4140
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage4142
local.identifier.doi10.1111/j.1365-294X.2009.04332.x
dc.date.updated2016-02-24T12:06:32Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-70349859862
local.identifier.thomsonID000270665900002
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