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Blindness has evolved repeatedly in cave-dwelling organisms, and many hypotheses have been proposed to explain this observation, including both accumulation of neutral loss-of-function mutations and adaptation to darkness. Investigating

Background
Blindness has evolved repeatedly in cave-dwelling organisms, and many hypotheses have been proposed to explain this observation, including both accumulation of neutral loss-of-function mutations and adaptation to darkness. Investigating the loss of sight in cave dwellers presents an opportunity to understand the operation of fundamental evolutionary processes, including drift, selection, mutation, and migration.
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1186/s12862-017-0876-4
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    Cartwright, R. A., Schwartz, R. S., Merry, A. L., & Howell, M. M. (2017). The importance of selection in the evolution of blindness in cavefish. BMC Evolutionary Biology, 17(45). doi:10.1186/s12862-017-0876-4

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