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Distribution of the Non-Native Viviparid Snails, Bellamya chinensis and Viviparus georgianus, in Minnesota and the First Record of Bellamya japonica from Wisconsin
ABSTRACT We documented the currently known distribution of the Asian snail Bellamya (=Cipangopaludina) chinensis in Minnesota, along with another viviparid snail, Viviparus georgianus, a NorthExpand
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Early Life-history and Conservation Status of Venustaconcha Ellipsiformis (Bivalvia, Unionidae) in Minnesota
ABSTRACT The ellipse, Venustaconcha ellipsiformis (Bivalvia: Unionidae), was first recorded in Minnesota from the Straight River in 1987, but we knew little of its distribution in the state, broodingExpand
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Pyganodon (Bivalvia: Unionoida: Unionidae) phylogenetics: a male- and female-transmitted mitochondrial DNA perspective.
Species boundaries, evolutionary relationships and geographic distributions of many unionoid bivalve species, like those in the genus Pyganodon, remain unresolved in Eastern North America. BecauseExpand
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Post-Extirpation Recovery of the Freshwater Mussel (Bivalvia: Unionidae) Fauna in the Upper Illinois River
ABSTRACT Freshwater mussels are recolonizing the upper Illinois River following their extirpation by pollution in the early part the 20th century. From 1990 to 1999, we collected 332 individuals ofExpand
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Deciphering the Link between Doubly Uniparental Inheritance of mtDNA and Sex Determination in Bivalves: Clues from Comparative Transcriptomics
Abstract Bivalves exhibit an astonishing diversity of sexual systems and sex-determining mechanisms. They can be gonochoric, hermaphroditic or androgenetic, with both genetic and environmentalExpand
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Relic Populations of the Ebony Shell, Fusconaia ebena (Bivalvia: Unionidae), in the Upper Mississippi River Drainage
ABSTRACT The ebony shell (Fusconaia ebena) is extirpated from much of the upper Mississippi River drainage. Nonetheless, in the past 25 years 94 live individuals were collected at 23 sites in theExpand
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The extremely divergent maternally- and paternally-transmitted mitochondrial genomes are co-expressed in somatic tissues of two freshwater mussel species with doubly uniparental inheritance of mtDNA
Freshwater mussel species with doubly uniparental inheritance (DUI) of mtDNA are unique because they are naturally heteroplasmic for two extremely divergent mtDNAs with ~50% amino acid differencesExpand
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Early Life History and Distribution of Pistolgrip (Tritogonia verrucosa (Rafinesque, 1820)) in Minnesota and Wisconsin
Abstract We conducted a series of studies to improve our understanding of pistolgrip life history and distribution in Minnesota and Wisconsin. In the St. Croix River, where this species is relativelyExpand
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Early life history of the sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus) (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionoida)
Abstract Managing a rare species can be improved with knowledge of its natural history. The sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus) is a freshwater mussel recently listed by the US as federally endangered.Expand
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