Novel husbandry practices result in rapid rates of growth and sexual maturation without impacting adult behavior in the blind Mexican cavefish

Robert Kozol, Anders Yuiska, John Han, Bernadeth Tolentino, Arthur Lapatto, Peter Lewis, Alexandra Paz, Alex Keene, Johanna Kowalko & Erik Duboue
The development of animal model systems is dependent on the standardization of husbandry protocols that increase fecundity and reduce generation time. The blind Mexican tetra, Astyanax mexicanus, is an emerging genetic vertebrate model for evolution and biomedical research. Surface and cave populations of A. mexicanus have independently evolved, providing a model system for studying the genetic basis of divergent biological traits. While a rapid increase in the use of A. mexicanus has led to the...
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