Sciences animales Paris-Saclay

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How did scaled carps appear in Madagascar?

 
 
Published on 08/30/2016
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The capacity of organisms to evolve rapidely in response to environmental changes is a key element to evolution. Studying mutations is one way to evaluate whether other pathways are possible or not during evolution.

Like most fish species, wild carps have scales, which give them external protection all over their body (bottom picture). During the domestication of the carp, a “...