A paper from researchers at the Scottish Oceans Institute based at the University of St Andrews has been chosen as one of the top published articles in biology and medicine.
The paper “The parallel evolution of dwarfism in Arctic charr is accompanied by adaptive divergence in mTOR-pathway gene expression” by D.J. Macqueen, B.K. Kristjánsson, C.G. Paxton, V.L. Vieira, and I.A. Johnston was published in the August issue of the journal Molecular Ecology.
It shows which genes have been regulated to produce dwarf Arctic char in lakes in Iceland. It adds important evidence to show the mechanisms underlying the evolution of body size and form in fish.
The paper was selected by F1000 (Faculty of 1000) as being in the top 2% of papers published in biology and medicine.
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