Paulette C. Reneau

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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)
Mitochondrial genomes encode fundamental subunits of the basic energy producing machinery of eukaryotic cells that are under strong functional constraint. Paradoxically, these genes evolve rapidly in general, and there is substantial variation in evolutionary rates among genes within genomes. In order to investigate spatial variation in selection intensity,(More)
Catostomid fishes (suckers) have duplicate copies of the growth hormone gene and other nuclear genes, due to a genome duplication event early in the group's history. Yet, paralogs of GH in suckers are more than 90% conserved in nucleotide (nt) and amino acid (aa) sequence. Within paralogs across species, variation in nt and aa sequence averages 3.33% and(More)
D. P. Gillette (dgillett@unca.edu), A. M. Fortner, N. R. Franssen, C. M. Tobler, J. S. Wesner, P. C. Reneau, I. Schlupp, E. C. Marsh-Matthews, W. J. Matthews, R. E. Broughton and C. W. Lee, Dept of Zoology, Univ. of Oklahoma, 730 Van Vleet Oval, Room 314, Norman, OK 73019, USA. Present address of DPG: Dept of Environmental Studies, Univ. of North Carolina –(More)
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