Journal Article

Evolution: A dark past

Rohner, N.

Record Number:
4171
Year:
2018
Journal:
Current Biology
Pages:
R1190-R1192
Volume:
28
Abstract:
The cavefish Phreatichthys andruzzii has lost the capacity to performlight-mediated DNA repair. This finding provides further support for the ‘nocturnal bottleneck’ hypothesis which posits that many key mammalian traits originated from adaptations linked to the nocturnal lifestyle of our early evolutionary ancestors.
Times Cited:
1
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