​How the herring adapted to the light environment in the Baltic Sea

Published date 2019-08-26 21:00
A single amino acid change in the light-sensing rhodopsin protein played a critical role when herring adapted to the red-shifted light environment in the Baltic Sea, shows an study by an international team of scientists, led by researchers from Uppsala University, which is published in PNAS. Remarkably about one third of all fish living in brackish or freshwater carry the same change.

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