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Lateral line morphology, sensory perception and collective behaviour in African cichlid fish (2023)
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Scott, E., Edgley, D. E., Smith, A., Joyce, D. A., Genner, M. J., Ioannou, C. C., & Hauert, S. (2023). Lateral line morphology, sensory perception and collective behaviour in African cichlid fish. Royal Society Open Science, 10(1), Article 221478. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.221478

The lateral line system of fishes provides cues for collective behaviour, such as shoaling, but it remains unclear how anatomical lateral line variation leads to behavioural differences among species. Here we studied associations between lateral line... Read More about Lateral line morphology, sensory perception and collective behaviour in African cichlid fish.

DNA metabarcoding reveals the dietary profiles of a benthic marine crustacean,Nephrops norvegicus (2023)
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Shum, P., Wäge-Recchioni, J., Sellers, G. S., Johnson, M. L., & Joyce, D. A. (in press). DNA metabarcoding reveals the dietary profiles of a benthic marine crustacean,Nephrops norvegicus. PLoS ONE, 18(11), Article e0289221. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0289221

Norwegian lobster, Nephrops norvegicus, are a generalist scavenger and predator capable of short foraging excursions but can also suspension feed. Existing knowledge about their diet relies on a combination of methods including morphology-based stoma... Read More about DNA metabarcoding reveals the dietary profiles of a benthic marine crustacean,Nephrops norvegicus.

Is shape in the eye of the beholder? Assessing landmarking error in geometric morphometric analyses on live fish (2023)
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Moccetti, P., Rodger, J. R., Bolland, J. D., Kaiser-Wilks, P., Smith, R., Nunn, A. D., …Joyce, D. A. (2023). Is shape in the eye of the beholder? Assessing landmarking error in geometric morphometric analyses on live fish. PeerJ, 11, Article e15545. https://doi.org/10.7717/peerj.15545

Geometric morphometrics is widely used to quantify morphological variation between biological specimens, but the fundamental influence of operator bias on data reproducibility is rarely considered, particularly in studies using photographs of live an... Read More about Is shape in the eye of the beholder? Assessing landmarking error in geometric morphometric analyses on live fish.

Two closely related ureotelic fish species of the genus Alcolapia express different levels of ammonium transporters in gills (2022)
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White, L. J., Rose, M., Lawson, M., Joyce, D., Smith, A. M., Thomas, G. H., …Pownall, M. E. (2022). Two closely related ureotelic fish species of the genus Alcolapia express different levels of ammonium transporters in gills. Biology Open, 11(11), Article bio059575. https://doi.org/10.1242/bio.059575

Most fish excrete their nitrogenous waste across the gills as ammonia through the activity of the Rhesus glycoprotein ammonium transporters. In contrast, fish of the subgenus Alcolapia (Oreochromis) are the only vertebrates that survive the extreme c... Read More about Two closely related ureotelic fish species of the genus Alcolapia express different levels of ammonium transporters in gills.

Oca2 targeting using CRISPR/Cas9 in the Malawi cichlid Astatotilapia calliptera (2022)
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Clark, B., Elkin, J., Marconi, A., Turner, G. F., Smith, A. M., Joyce, D., …Santos, M. E. (2022). Oca2 targeting using CRISPR/Cas9 in the Malawi cichlid Astatotilapia calliptera. Royal Society Open Science, 9(4), Article 220077. https://doi.org/10.1098/rsos.220077

Identifying genetic loci underlying trait variation provides insights into the mechanisms of diversification, but demonstrating causality and characterizing the role of genetic loci requires testing candidate gene function, often in non-model species... Read More about Oca2 targeting using CRISPR/Cas9 in the Malawi cichlid Astatotilapia calliptera.

The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes (2019)
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Meier, J. I., Stelkens, R. B., Joyce, D. A., Mwaiko, S., Phiri, N., Schliewen, U. K., …Seehausen, O. (2019). The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes. Nature communications, 10(1), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41467-019-13278-z

© 2019, The Author(s). The process of adaptive radiation wasclassically hypothesized to require isolation of a lineage from its source (no gene flow) and from related species (no competition). Alternatively, hybridization between species may generate... Read More about The coincidence of ecological opportunity with hybridization explains rapid adaptive radiation in Lake Mweru cichlid fishes.

The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species (2019)
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Faber-Hammond, J. J., Renn, S. C., Venkatesh, B., Faber-Hammond, J. J., Bezault, E., Lunt, D. H., …Renn, S. C. P. (2019). The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species. Genome Biology and Evolution, 11(10), 2856-2874. https://doi.org/10.1093/gbe/evz185

© 2019 Published by Oxford University Press on behalf of the Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution 2019. This work is written by US Government employees and is in the public domain in the US. The initial sequencing of five cichlid genomes revea... Read More about The Genomic Substrate for Adaptive Radiation: Copy Number Variation across 12 Tribes of African Cichlid Species.

The genomic basis of cichlid fish adaptation within the deepwater “twilight zone” of Lake Malawi (2017)
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Genner, M. J., Turner, G. F., Hahn, C., Genner, M. J., Turner, G. F., & Joyce, D. A. (2017). The genomic basis of cichlid fish adaptation within the deepwater “twilight zone” of Lake Malawi. Evolution Letters, 1(4), 184-198. https://doi.org/10.1002/evl3.20

Deepwater environments are characterized by low levels of available light at narrow spectra, great hydrostatic pressure, and low levels of dissolved oxygen—conditions predicted to exert highly specific selection pressures. In Lake Malawi over 800 cic... Read More about The genomic basis of cichlid fish adaptation within the deepwater “twilight zone” of Lake Malawi.

Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish (2017)
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Magalhaes, I. S., Smith, A. M., & Joyce, D. A. (2017). Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish. Scientific reports, 7(1), Article 41128. https://doi.org/10.1038/srep41128

The strategies and traits males evolve to mate with females are incredible in their diversity. Theory on the evolution of secondary sexual characters suggests that evolving any costly trait or strategy will pay off and stabilise in the population if... Read More about Quantifying mating success of territorial males and sneakers in a bower-building cichlid fish.

Interactive lectures: Clickers or personal devices? [version 1; peer review: 2 approved] (2015)
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Morrell, L. J., & Joyce, D. A. (2015). Interactive lectures: Clickers or personal devices? [version 1; peer review: 2 approved]. F1000Research, 4, Article 64. https://doi.org/10.12688/f1000research.6207.1

Audience response systems (‘clickers’) are frequently used to promote participation in large lecture classes, and evidence suggests that they convey a number of benefits to students, including improved academic performance and student satisfaction. T... Read More about Interactive lectures: Clickers or personal devices? [version 1; peer review: 2 approved].