Peter B. Berendzen

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Cricket frogs are widely distributed across the eastern United States and two species, the northern cricket frog (Acris crepitans) and the southern cricket frog (A. gryllus) are currently recognized. We generated a phylogenetic hypothesis for Acris using fragments of nuclear and mitochondrial genes in separate and combined phylogenetic analyses. We also(More)
The Central Highlands of North America contain a strikingly diverse assemblage of temperate freshwater fishes and have long been a focus of biogeographic studies. The rosyface shiner complex, Notropis rubellus and related species, is a member of this fauna exhibiting a disjunct highlands distribution occurring in the unglaciated regions of the Central(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)
The bigeye chub, Hybopsis amblops, is a member of the Central Highlands ichthyofauna of eastern North America. Phylogenetic analyses of the H. amblops species group based on a 1059 bp fragment of the mitochondrial DNA cytochrome b gene did not recover a monophyletic group. The inclusion of Hybopsis hypsinotus in the species complex is questionable. Within(More)
Genetic variation was examined within the Ozark minnow Notropis nubilus using complete mtDNA cytochrome b gene sequences from 160 individuals representing 30 localities to test hypotheses on the origin of the distribution. Phylogenetic analyses revealed three strongly supported clades of haplotypes consistent with geographic distributions: a clade from the(More)
The most remarkable developmental event during metamorphosis in flatfish (Pleuronectiformes) is the migration of their eyes; one eye migrates upwards, then passes through the dorsal midline, and finally stops on the other side. In this study, we determined that the ratio of the movable eye diameter on the transverse axis (DTA) to that on the vertical axis(More)
Evaluating spatial genetic patterns is an important method to help inform management efforts for the conservation of native fishes. However, the present study demonstrates that it is vital to consider life history, distribution, and historical processes when interpreting the spatial distribution of genetic diversity. This study examined genetic variation in(More)
PETER J. HUNDT*, PETER B. BERENDZEN and ANDREW M. SIMONS Conservation Biology Graduate Program, University of Minnesota, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul MN, 55108, USA Bell Museum of Natural History, University of Minnesota, 100 Ecology, 1987 Upper Buford Circle, St. Paul MN, 55108, USA Department of Fisheries, Wildlife and Conservation Biology,(More)
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