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(Vieglais et al., 2000). Museum data are high quality because voucher specimens can be examined if identification is questionable. However, like all point data, museum specimens provide only a limited view of the actual species' range (Krohn, 1996), hence the need for predictive approaches. A limited number of ecological data sets are also available,(More)
The tree of life of fishes is in a state of flux because we still lack a comprehensive phylogeny that includes all major groups. The situation is most critical for a large clade of spiny-finned fishes, traditionally referred to as percomorphs, whose uncertain relationships have plagued ichthyologists for over a century. Most of what we know about the(More)
Fragments of 12S and 16S mitochondrial DNA genes were sequenced for 14 acanthuroid taxa (representing all six families) and seven outgroup taxa. The combined data set contained 1399 bp after removal of all ambiguously aligned positions. Examination of site saturation indicated that loop regions of both genes are saturated for transitions, which led to a(More)
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The recent rise in speed and efficiency of new sequencing technologies have facilitated high-throughput sequencing, assembly and analyses of genomes, advancing ongoing efforts to analyze genetic sequences across major vertebrate groups. Standardized procedures in acquiring high quality DNA and RNA and establishing cell lines from target species will(More)
Tree of life diagrams are graphic representations of phylogeny—the evolutionary history and relationships of lineages—and as such these graphics have the potential to convey key evolutionary ideas and principles to a variety of audiences. Museums play a significant role in teaching about evolution to the public, and tree graphics form a common element in(More)
BACKGROUND Invasive species are a serious problem in ecosystems, but are difficult to eradicate once established. Predictive methods can be key in determining which areas are of concern regarding invasion by such species to prevent establishment [1]. We assessed the geographic potential of four Eurasian cyprinid fishes (common carp, tench, grass carp, black(More)
ISHNET 1 is a distributed information system that seeks to provide data towards answering two fundamental questions regarding marine biodiversity: how many vouchered records exist for each species of fishes, and what are their distributions in time and space? Recent advances in information technology make possible efficient access to one of the major(More)