The Zoological Research Museum Alexander Koenig

is a research museum of the Leibniz Association

AG RICEFISH

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The focus of the proposed research group is to study the link between genotype and phenotype of evolutionary adaptive traits, a vital question of evolutionary biology in the postgenomic era. The group will study the morphological and genomic basis of a unique reproduction strategy in Sulawesi ricefishes (Actinopterygii: Adrianichthyidae) called “pelvic brooding”. In pelvic brooding species, females carry the eggs in an abdominal concavity until they hatch, which is assumed to be an adaptation to a predominantly pelagic lifestyle.

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HEAD of Junior Research Group "Ricefish"
Laureate "Margarethe-Koenig-Preis" 2012
+49 228 9122-426
+49 228 9122-212
j.schwarzer [at] leibniz-zfmk.de