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Jana Flury

Ricefish Project
Tel: +49 228 9122-401
Fax: +49 228 9122-212
Mail: J [dot] Flury [at] leibniz-zfmk [dot] de

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During my doctoral thesis I investigate the genetic basis of 'pelvic brooding' in ricefishes of Sulawesi. This special type of maternal brood care is very rare in fish and has only been investigated to a limited extent up to now. The most exciting is that this special form of breeding occurs in several species that are not the closest relatives of each other. Such parallel new developments of similar traits are particularly exciting for genetic studies.

In order to be able to assume at all that characteristics developed in parallel, one must be able to refer to a stable and reliable phylogeny. Therefore, reconstructing phylogenetic trees is also a part of my work.

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Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ichthyologie

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