Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves: The Evolution of Gammarus Minus

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The harsh environment of caves - dark, damp, sparse of food - is home to a variety of bizarre creatures. Biologists, for their part, often treat these delicate, colourless organisms with no eyes, or at least greatly reduced eyes, as mere oddities with little importance to a topic as grand as evolution. Focusing on one cave-dwelling crustacean, Gammarus minus, this book shows that, to the contrary, cave life can provide a valuable empirical model for the study of evolution, particularly adaptation.

Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves: The Evolution of Gammarus Minus 1995, Harvard University Press, Cambridge, MA

ISBN-13: 9780674004252

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