Tomaso Patarnello, Cinzia Verde, Guido di Prisco, Luca Bargelloni and Lorenzo Zane How will fish that evolved at constant sub-zero temperatures cope with global warming? Notothenioids as a case study BioEssays 33
Antarctic fish have evolved unique adaptations to the cold at morphological, physiological and biochemical levels. These phenotypic modifications are often accompanied by ‘irreversible’ genomic losses. Notothenioids manifest a reduction of natural genetic variation that may reduce their ability to survive in changing environments.
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