Multiple Paths to the Same Result: Parallel evolution in Lake Whitefish

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Lake whitefish (Coregonus clupeaformis). From NOAA Great Lakes Environmental Research Laboratory. CC BY-NC 2.0

For Lake Whitefish, history has repeated itself. Within the many individual lakes in the St. John River region, Lake Whitefish have diverged into two groups differentiated by size and body shape. In the July issue of G3, Laporte et al. explore the genetic basis for these parallel phenotypic changes. Read my post at Genes to Genomes; hope you enjoy it!

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