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By Alex Keene, Masato Yoshizawa, Suzanne Elaine McGaugh

ISBN-10: 0128021489

ISBN-13: 9780128021484

ISBN-10: 0128023651

ISBN-13: 9780128023655

Biology and Evolution of the Mexican Cavefish good points contributions via prime researchers in a entire, precise paintings that examines a couple of precise components of biology—evolution, improvement, ecology, and behavior—using the Mexican cavefish as a strong version procedure to additional knowing of simple organic approaches similar to eye degeneration, listening to, craniofacial improvement, sleep, and metabolic functionality.

These fish are at the moment getting used to higher comprehend a few concerns with regards to human overall healthiness, together with age-related blindness, sleep, weight problems, mood-related issues, and getting older. the new sequencing of the cavefish genome broadens the curiosity of the program to teams operating with various organic platforms, and has helped researchers establish genes that keep watch over sleep, eye degeneration, and metabolic functionality.

Mexican cavefish are quite robust for the learn of organic tactics simply because those fish developed independently in twenty-nine caves within the Sierra de el Abra area of Northeast Mexico. those fish have dramatic variations to the cave setting, and this is used to spot genes all in favour of disease-related qualities.

This scholarly textual content can be of curiosity to researchers and scholars all through diversified components of biology and ecology. It comprises images of animals and behaviour in laboratory and typical settings that would additionally raise curiosity and accessibility to non-experts.

  • Includes a mix of photographs and illustrations akin to the geographical distribution of cave swimming pools and the developmental biology of the anxious system
  • Features a better half web site with geographical maps
  • Fills a extraordinary hole within the literature on a subject matter of wide curiosity to the clinical community
  • Presents the new sequencing of the cavefish genome as a groundbreaking improvement for researchers operating with diversified organic systems

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21. Sótano de Las Piedras, about 290 m downstream from Jos, is developed on two levels. Like Jos, it drains to the north-northeast. 22. Sótano de la Palma Seca is about 740 m from Piedras. It is developed on two levels, with a perched lake on Level 1 and a sump that is oriented to the east-southeast. Cave Exploration and Mapping Chapter | 1 37 Micos Area (Sierra San Dieguito) 23. Cueva de Otates, one of the three known “Micos caves,” was mapped in 1974 by Elliott, Prentice, and Walker. Its pit entrance is on the north valley margin, 250 m northeast of Cueva del Río Subterráneo.

This is similar to the conundrum of the Galápagos tortoises. , 2008). How can the date of island colonization be older than the islands themselves? These islands are formed by volcanoes that built up from the sea floor on top of a magma hot spot. As the tectonic plate moves west to east, new islands are formed and old ones are eroded away. The presence of several drowned seamounts east of the Galápagos suggests that earlier volcanic islands may have served as stepping stones for colonization by the Galápagos tortoise.

This canyon also has the diagnostic meandering path indicative of having crossed through an ancestral coastal plain when erosion first started. Hydrogeology of El Abra Region Chapter | 2 45 surface limestone. It also explains why fossil resurgences such as the Hoya de Zimapán in Sierra de El Abra can be found at the top of the mountain ranges (Ford, 2000). Another Nacimiento that receives an influx from faraway mountain ranges is Nacimiento del Río Choy (Fish, 2004). In other words, distant sierras can be hydrologically connected.

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