Molecular Systematics of Fishes

Molecular Systematics of Fishes

1st Edition - June 23, 1997

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  • Editors: Thomas Kocher, Carol Stepien
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080536910

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Sequenced biological macromolecules have revitalized systematic studies of evolutionary history. Molecular Systematics of Fishes is the first authoritative overview of the theory and application of these sequencing data to fishes. This volume explores the phylogeny of fishes at multiple taxonomic levels, uses methods of analysis of molecular data that apply both within and between fish populations, and employs molecule-based phylogenies to address broader questions of evolution. Targeted readers include ichthyologists, marine scientists, and all students, faculty, and researchers interested in fish evolution and ecology and vertebrate systematics.

Key Features

  • Focuses on the phylogeny and evolutionary biology of fishes
  • Contains phylogenies of fishes at multiple taxonomic levels
  • Applies molecule-based phylogenies to broader questions of evolution
  • Includes methods for critique of analysis of molecular data

Table of Contents

  • C. Stepien, R.H. Rosenblatt and T.D. Kocher, Overview of the Classification and Phylogeny of Fishes: Morphology Versus Molecules. T.D. Kocher and K.L. Carleton, Evolution of Molecules in Fishes: Characters and Clocks. I. Kornfield and A. Parker, Molecular Systematics of a Rapidly Evolving Species Flock: The Mbuna of Lake Malawi and the Search for Phylogenetic Signal. H. Sultmann and W.E. Mayer, Reconstruction of Cichlid Fish Phylogeny Using Nuclear Dna Markers. J.L. Nielsen, M.C. Fountain, And J.M. Wright, Biogeographic Analysis of Pacific Trout (Oncorhynchus Mykiss) in California and Mexico Based on Mtdna and Nuclear Microsatellites. E.O. Wiley and R.H. Hagen, Mitochondrial Dna Sequence Variation Among the Sand Darters (Percidae: Teleostei). C. Stumbauer, E. Verheyen, L. Ruber, And A. Meyer, Phylogeographic Patterns in Populations of Cichlid Fishes from Rocky Habitats in Lake Tanganyika. E. Bermingham, S.S. Mccafferty, And A.P. Martin, Fish Biogeography and Molecular Clocks: Perspectives from the Panamanian Isthmus. J.E. Faber and C.A. Stepien, The Utility of Mitochondrial Dna Control Region Sequences for Analyzing Phylogenetic Relationships Among Populations, Species, And Genera of the Percidae. R.B. Phillips and T.H. Oakley, Phylogenetic Relationships Among the Salmoninae Based on Nuclear and Mitochondrial Dna Sequences. A. Parker, Combining Molecular and Morphological Data in Fish Systematics: Examples from the Cyprindodontiformes. G. Bernardi, Molecular Phylogeny of the Fundilidae (Teleotei, Cyprinodontiformes) Based on the Cytochrome B Gene. G.J.P. Naylor, A.P. Martin, E. Matisson, And W.M. Brown, The Inter-Relationship of Lamniform Sharks: Testing Phylogenetic Hypotheses with Sequence Data. G. Orti, The Radiation of Characiform Fishes: Evidence from Mitochondrial and Nuclear Dna Sequences. C.A. Stepien, Relationships Among Families, Tribes, And Genera in the Suborder Blennioidei, Based on Mt 12s Rna Sequences. J. Klein, D. Klein, F. Figueroa, And C. O'huigin, Major Histocompatibility Complex Genes in the Study of Fish Phylogeny. C. Lydeard and K.J. Roe, The Phylogenetic Utility of the Mitochondrial Cytochome B Gene for Inferring Relationships Among Actinopterygian Fishes.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1997
  • Published: June 23, 1997
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780080536910

About the Editors

Thomas Kocher

Affiliations and Expertise

University of New Hampshire, Durham, U.S.A.

Carol Stepien

Affiliations and Expertise

Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S.A.

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