San Salvador pupfish acquired genetic variation from island fish to eat new foods

Thursday, August 10, 2017 - 13:02 in Paleontology & Archaeology

Pupfish living in salty lakes on San Salvador Island were able to diversify into multiple species with different eating habits, in part, by interbreeding with pupfish from other islands in the Caribbean, report Emilie Richards and Christopher Martin, of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, August 10, 2017 in PLOS Genetics.

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