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Scale-eating cichlids: from hand(ed) to mouth

A Richard Palmer

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Systematics and Evolution Group, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2E9, Canada

Journal of Biology 2010, 9:11  doi:10.1186/jbiol218

Published: 24 February 2010


Two recent studies in BMC Biology and Evolution raise important questions about a textbook case of frequency-dependent selection in scale-eating cichlid fishes. They also suggest a fascinating new line of research testing the effects of handed behavior on morphological asymmetry.

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