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Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves - a book by Culver, David C.

Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves

The Evolution of Gammarus Minus

Adaptation and Natural Selection in Caves( )
Author: Culver, David C.
Kane, Thomas
Fong, Daniel
Publication Date:Oct 2013
Publisher:Harvard University Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $65.00
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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, colorless organisms having no eyes, or at least greatly reduced eyes, as mere oddities with little to tell us about 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...
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