Lateral line system diversification during the early stages of ecological speciation in cichlid fish

Duncan E. Edgley, Madeleine Carruthers, Nestory P. Gabagambi, Andrew D. Saxon, Alan M. Smith, Domino A. Joyce, Grégoire Vernaz, M. emília Santos, George F. Turner, Martin J. Genner

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Original languageEnglish
Article number24
JournalBMC Ecology and Evolution
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 20 Feb 2024

Bibliographical note

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We thank Mary Kishe and Asilatu Shechonge at TAFIRI Dar es Salaam for their assistance with fieldwork planning and logistics, Joseph Masore at TAFIRI Kyela for help in the field, Zacharia J. Mwampwani for logistical support, and Thomas Masero and Charles Malela for assistance with capturing fish. We thank Richard Durbin, Hannah Munby, Bettina Fischer, Eric Miska and Tyler Linderoth for fieldwork support and whole-genome sequence data associated with genetic assignment of fish. We thank Alan Hudson for the spectrophotometry data. We are grateful to Elizabeth G. Martin-Silverstone and Thomas Davies for their expertise and guidance with CT scanning and associated software. We thank Julie Johnson for cichlid fish illustrations. Thanks to Julia Day and Stephen Montgomery for useful discussions. Duncan Edgley was supported by a NERC GW4+ Doctoral Training Partnership studentship from the Natural Environment Research Council [NE/L002434/1]. Sampling permission was issued by the Tanzania Commission for Science and Technology, permit number 2019-549-NA-2019-357.

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