Posts by Robert Kozol

An atlas for the Blind Mexican Cavefish has been added to BrainGlobe

Kozol et al, 2023 recently published a brain atlas of the blind Mexican cavefish Astyanax mexicanus. This species is interesting from an evolutionary point of view, due to divergent phenotypes (surface- and cave-dwelling) that can be hybridised in the lab. Surface-dwelling populations have retained their eyesight, while cave-dwellers have not. The cavefish brain atlas allows us to understand how brains of a single species have changed anatomically and functionally as part of their adaptations to the environment.

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