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Yearbook of Paediatric Endocrinology 2018

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12.7 Insulin resistance in cavefish as an adaptation to a nutrient-limited environment

MR Riddle , AC Aspiras , K Gaudenz , R Peuss , JY Sung , B Martineau , M Peavey , AC Box , JA Tabin , S McGaugh , R Borowsky , CJ Tabin , N Rohner

To read the full abstract: Nature 2018;555:647-651An important model system in evolutionary developmental biology (‘evo-devo’) are the surface dwelling (surface fish) and cave adapted (cavefish) morphs which differ in numerous traits. Cavefish is a generic term for fresh water fish adapted to life in caves and other underground habitats. Living in darkness, pigmentation and eyes are use...