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Research Article

A Novel Role for Mc1r in the Parallel Evolution of Depigmentation in Independent Populations of the Cavefish Astyanax mexicanus

  • Joshua B. Gross,

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Richard Borowsky,

    Affiliation: Cave Biology Research Group, Department of Biology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

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  • Clifford J. Tabin mail

    tabin@genetics.med.harvard.edu

    Affiliation: Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America

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  • Published: January 02, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1000326

About the Authors

Joshua B. Gross, Clifford J. Tabin
Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United States of America
Richard Borowsky
Cave Biology Research Group, Department of Biology, New York University, New York, New York, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: tabin@genetics.med.harvard.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JBG RB CJT. Performed the experiments: JBG RB. Analyzed the data: JBG RB CJT. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: JBG RB. Wrote the paper: JBG RB CJT.