The role of sex determination in an adaptive radiation of cichlid fishes

Lichilín, Nicolás. The role of sex determination in an adaptive radiation of cichlid fishes. 2023, Doctoral Thesis, University of Basel, Faculty of Science.

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This thesis aims to expose a more detailed understanding of the intricate sex determination systems found in Lake Tanganyika cichlid species using bioinformatic tools, aiming to depict the role that sex determination has had in the explosive adaptive radiation of the LT cichlid fishes. The thesis is organized in two main parts: Part one is focused on expression data (RNA sequencing) and the characterization of sexual dimorphism, genomic differences between males and females and sex chromosome turnovers across members of the entire LT cichlid radiation and a group of LT cichlid fishes. Part two describes in more detail the sex determination system of the cichlid fish Astatotilapia burtoni in natural populations and in the developmental stages of a laboratory strain.
Advisors:Salzburger, Walter and Böhme, Astrid and Schwede, Torsten and Peichel, Catherine
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Umweltwissenschaften > Integrative Biologie > Evolutionary Biology (Salzburger)
UniBasel Contributors:Salzburger, Walter and Schwede, Torsten
Item Type:Thesis
Thesis Subtype:Doctoral Thesis
Thesis no:14936
Thesis status:Complete
Number of Pages:285
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  • urn: urn:nbn:ch:bel-bau-diss149362
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