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Main Title Fish Karyotypes A Check List / [electronic resource] :
Author Arai, Ryoichi.
Publisher Springer Japan,
Year Published 2011
Call Number QH432
ISBN 9784431538776
Subjects Life sciences. ; Cytology. ; Molecular ecology. ; Evolution (Biology). ; Animal genetics. ; Wildlife management.
Internet Access
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Collation V, 340 p. online resource.
Due to license restrictions, this resource is available to EPA employees and authorized contractors only
Contents Notes
Preface -- Availability of fish karyotypes -- Fish vouchering and identification -- Classification of the extant fishes -- Historical transition of numbers of karyotyped species/subspecies -- Relationship between karyotype and genome size -- Database of karyotypes: How to use the database -- References -- Journal list -- Index. As the largest group of extant vertebrates, fish offer an almost limitless number of striking examples of evolutionary adaptation to environmental and biotic selection pressure. The most diverse of all vertebrate groups, the higher taxa of fish traditionally have been classified by morphology and paleontology, with a much smaller input of cytogenetic information. DNA sequence data are exerting an increasingly strong influence on modern fish systematics, challenging the classification of numerous higher taxa ranging from genera to orders. The most fruitful approach, however, involves synthetic analyses of morphology, molecular phylogenetics, comparative karyology, and genome size. Karyotypes of more than 3400 species/subspecies are arranged here by fish systematics and include a list of genome size, sex chromosomes, B chromosomes, polyploidy, and locality of material fish, among others. This volume enables both beginners and advanced researchers to survey the existing literature and facilitates the implementation of an integrative approach to fish systematics. The first book on fish chromosomes in nearly 15 years, it is also the most comprehensive.