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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)
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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)
The Genome 10K project aims to sequence the genomes of 10,000 vertebrates, representing approximately one genome for each vertebrate genus. Since fishes (cartilaginous fishes, ray-finned fishes and lobe-finned fishes) represent more than 50% of extant vertebrates, it is planned to target 4,000 fish genomes. At present, nearly 60 fish genomes are being(More)
We investigated the phylogenetic relationships among five species of lampridiform fishes, three basal outgroup species (two aulopiforms and one myctophiform), and two species of non-lampridiform acanthomorphs (Polymixia and Percopsis) using a combined parsimony analysis of morphological and molecular data. Morphological characters included 28 transformation(More)
The genus Etheostoma is a species-rich and ecologically important group of fishes in North America. The orangethroat darter (Etheostoma spectabile) is widely distributed and abundant in headwater streams throughout the central Midwest, and is an excellent model for ecological and mating system studies. We developed 23 novel, polymorphic, and independent(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)