Sketches of Nature

A Geneticist's Look at the Biological World During a Golden Era of Molecular Ecology
 
 
Academic Press
  • 1. Auflage
  • |
  • erschienen am 9. September 2015
  • |
  • 280 Seiten
 
E-Book | ePUB mit Adobe DRM | Systemvoraussetzungen
E-Book | PDF mit Adobe DRM | Systemvoraussetzungen
978-0-12-801960-3 (ISBN)
 

This visually appealing book recounts the history of molecular ecology and evolution as seen through the personal lens of one of its most prolific practitioners, who has studied a panorama of creatures ranging from corals, sponges, and other invertebrates to a wide variety of vertebrate animals including numerous birds, mammals, herps, and fishes. The sketches are of two types: evocative drawings of the animals themselves, and more than 230 written abstracts summarizing the author's eclectic research on ecological-genetic topics spanning the microevolutionary to macroevolutionary. With the abstracts arranged by organismal group and placed in chronological order, the chapters in this book lead readers on a fascinating historical journey into the realm of molecular genetics as applied across the past four decades to intriguing questions in ecology, evolution, animal behavior, and natural history.


• Encapsulates salient genetic findings on a diverse array of creatures in nature
• Recounts the history of technological and conceptual developments in ecological genetics
• Includes approximately 80 beautiful line drawings of the animals themselves
• Provides context by preceding each abstract with an anecdote or historical backdrop
• Concludes each abstract with an addendum that further contextualizes the research findings
• Written by a world-leading authority in molecular ecology and evolution

John C. Avise is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California at Irvine, and an elected member of the National Academy of Sciences, the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the American Philosophical Society. His research utilizes molecular markers to study the ecology and evolution of wild animals on topics ranging from genetic parentage and mating behaviors to gene flow, hybridization, phylogeography, speciation, and phylogeny. He has published more than 340 scientific articles and 25 books on a wide variety of evolutionary genetic topics.
  • Englisch
  • USA
Elsevier Science
  • 11,13 MB
978-0-12-801960-3 (9780128019603)
0128019603 (0128019603)
weitere Ausgaben werden ermittelt
  • Front Cover
  • Sketches of Nature
  • Copyright Page
  • Contents
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • 1 Collecting the Animals
  • 2 Sunfishes (Centrarchidae)
  • Introduction
  • Biochemical genetics of sunfish I. Geographic variation and subspecific intergradation in the bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus
  • Avise, J.C. and M.H. Smith. 1974. Biochemical genetics of sunfish I. Geographic variation and subspecific intergradation in...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Biochemical genetics of sunfish II. Genic similarity between hybridizing species
  • Avise, J.C. and M.H. Smith. 1974. Biochemical genetics of sunfish II. Genic similarity between hybridizing species. America...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Biochemical genetics of sunfish IV. Relationships of centrarchid genera
  • Avise, J.C., D.O. Straney, and M.H. Smith. 1977. Biochemical genetics of sunfish IV. Relationships of centrarchid genera. C...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Gene frequency comparisons between sunfish (Centrarchidae) populations at various stages of evolutionary divergence
  • Avise, J.C. and M.H. Smith. 1977. Gene frequency comparisons between sunfish (Centrarchidae) populations at various stages ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Is evolution gradual or rectangular? Evidence from living fishes
  • Avise, J.C. 1977. Is evolution gradual or rectangular? Evidence from living fishes. Proceedings of the National Academy of ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genic heterozygosity and rate of speciation
  • Avise, J.C. 1977. Genic heterozygosity and rate of speciation. Paleobiology 3:422-432.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Population structure of freshwater fishes. I. Genetic variation of bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) populations in man-made r...
  • Avise, J.C. and J. Felley. 1979. Population structure of freshwater fishes. I. Genetic variation of bluegill (Lepomis macro...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Population structure of freshwater fishes. II. Genetic and morphological variation of bluegill populations in Florida lakes
  • Felley, J.D. and J.C. Avise. 1980. Population structure of freshwater fishes. II. Genetic and morphological variation of bl...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Speciation rates and morphological divergence in fishes: tests of gradual versus rectangular modes of evolutionary change
  • Douglas, M.E. and J.C. Avise. 1982. Speciation rates and morphological divergence in fishes: tests of gradual versus rectan...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Characterization of mitochondrial DNA variability in a hybrid swarm between subspecies of bluegill sunfish (Lepomis macroch...
  • Avise, J.C., E. Bermingham, L.G. Kessler, and N.C. Saunders. 1984. Characterization of mitochondrial DNA variability in a h...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Hybridization and introgression among species of sunfish (Lepomis): analysis by mitochondrial DNA and allozyme markers
  • Avise, J.C. and N.C. Saunders. 1984. Hybridization and introgression among species of sunfish (Lepomis): analysis by mitoch...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Cytonuclear introgressive swamping and species turnover of bass after an introduction
  • Avise, J.C., P.C. Pierce, M.J. Van Den Avyle, M.H. Smith, W.S. Nelson, and M.A. Asmussen. 1997. Cytonuclear introgressive s...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Molecular genetic dissection of spawning, parentage, and reproductive tactics in a population of redbreast sunfish, Lepomis...
  • DeWoody, J.A., D.E. Fletcher, S.D. Wilkins, W.S. Nelson, and J.C. Avise. 1998. Molecular genetic dissection of spawning, pa...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • The genetic mating system of spotted sunfish (Lepomis punctatus): mate numbers and the influence of male reproductive parasites
  • DeWoody, J.A., D.E. Fletcher, M. Mackiewicz, S.D. Wilkins, and J.C. Avise. 2000. The genetic mating system of spotted sunfi...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Genetic monogamy and biparental care in an externally fertilizing fish, the largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides)
  • DeWoody, J.A., D.E. Fletcher, S.D. Wilkins, W.S. Nelson, and J.C. Avise. 2000. Genetic monogamy and biparental care in an e...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • A genetic assessment of parentage in a natural population of dollar sunfish (Lepomis marginatus) based on microsatellite ma...
  • Mackiewicz, M., D.E. Fletcher, S.D. Wilkins, J.A. DeWoody, and J.C. Avise. 2002. A genetic assessment of parentage in a nat...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 3 Live-bearing Fishes (Poeciliidae)
  • Introduction
  • Mode of inheritance and variation of mitochondrial DNA in hybridogenetic fishes of the genus Poeciliopsis
  • Avise, J.C. and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 1987. Mode of inheritance and variation of mitochondrial DNA in hybridogenetic fishes of t...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Molecular evidence for multiple origins of hybridogenetic fish clones (Poeciliidae: Poeciliopsis)
  • Quattro, J.M., J.C. Avise, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 1991. Molecular evidence for multiple origins of hybridogenetic fish clones...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Poecilia mexicana is the recent female parent of the unisexual fish P. formosa
  • Avise, J.C., J.C. Trexler, J. Travis, and W.S. Nelson. 1991. Poecilia mexicana is the recent female parent of the unisexual...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • An ancient clonal lineage in the fish genus Poeciliopsis (Atheriniformes: Poeciliidae)
  • Quattro, J.M., J.C. Avise, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 1992. An ancient clonal lineage in the fish genus Poeciliopsis (Atherinifor...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Mode of origin and sources of genotypic diversity in triploid gynogenetic fish clones (Poeciliopsis: Poeciliidae)
  • Quattro, J.M., J.C. Avise, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 1992. Mode of origin and sources of genotypic diversity in triploid gynogen...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Molecular clones within organismal clones: mitochondrial DNA phylogenies and the evolutionary histories of unisexual verteb...
  • Avise, J.C., J.M. Quattro, and R.C. Vrijenhoek. 1992. Molecular clones within organismal clones: mitochondrial DNA phylogen...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Cytonuclear genetic architecture in mosquitofish populations and the possible roles of introgressive hybridization
  • Scribner, K.T. and J.C. Avise. 1993. Cytonuclear genetic architecture in mosquitofish populations and the possible roles of...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Population cage experiments with a vertebrate: the temporal demography and cytonuclear genetics of hybridization in Gambusi...
  • Scribner, K.T. and J.C. Avise. 1994. Population cage experiments with a vertebrate: the temporal demography and cytonuclear...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Cytonuclear genetics of experimental fish hybrid zones inside Biosphere-2
  • Scribner, K.T. and J.C. Avise. 1994. Cytonuclear genetics of experimental fish hybrid zones inside Biosphere-2. Proceedings...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Empirical evaluation of cytonuclear models incorporating genetic drift and tests for neutrality of mtDNA variants: data fro...
  • Scribner, K.T., S. Datta, J. Arnold, and J.C. Avise. 1999. Empirical evaluation of cytonuclear models incorporating genetic...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Microsatellite assessment of multiple paternity in natural populations of a live-bearing fish, Gambusia holbrooki
  • Zane, L., W.S. Nelson, A.G. Jones, and J.C. Avise. 1999. Microsatellite assessment of multiple paternity in natural populat...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Pronounced reproductive skew in a natural population of green swordtails, Xiphophorus helleri
  • Tatarenkov, A., C.I.M. Healey, G.F. Grether, and J.C. Avise. 2008. Pronounced reproductive skew in a natural population of ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Microgeographic population structure of green swordtail fish: genetic differentiation despite abundant migration
  • Tatarenkov, A., C.I.M. Healey, and J.C. Avise. 2010. Microgeographic population structure of green swordtail fish: genetic ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • 4 Other Freshwater Fishes
  • Introduction
  • Evolutionary genetics of cave-dwelling fishes of the genus Astyanax
  • Avise, J.C. and R.K. Selander. 1972. Evolutionary genetics of cave-dwelling fishes of the genus Astyanax. Evolution 26:1-19.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Phosphoglucose isomerase gene duplication in the bony fishes: an evolutionary history
  • Avise, J.C. and G.B. Kitto. 1973. Phosphoglucose isomerase gene duplication in the bony fishes: an evolutionary history. Bi...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Adaptive differentiation with little genic change between two native California minnows
  • Avise, J.C., J.J. Smith, and F.J. Ayala. 1975. Adaptive differentiation with little genic change between two native Califor...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic differentiation in speciose versus depauperate phylads: evidence from the California minnows
  • Avise, J.C. and F.J. Ayala. 1976. Genetic differentiation in speciose versus depauperate phylads: evidence from the Califor...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetics of plate morphology in an unusual population of threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)
  • Avise, J.C. 1976. Genetics of plate morphology in an unusual population of threespine sticklebacks (Gasterosteus aculeatus)...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Spontaneous triploidy in the California roach Hesperoleucus symmetricus (Pisces: Cyprinidae)
  • Gold, J.R. and J.C. Avise. 1976. Spontaneous triploidy in the California roach Hesperoleucus symmetricus (Pisces: Cyprinida...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Chromosomal divergence and speciation in two families of North American fishes
  • Avise, J.C. and J.R. Gold. 1977. Chromosomal divergence and speciation in two families of North American fishes. Evolution ...
  • Abstract
  • Cytogenetic studies in North American minnows (Cyprinidae). I. Karyology of nine California genera
  • Gold, J.R. and J.C. Avise. 1977. Cytogenetic studies in North American minnows (Cyprinidae). I. Karyology of nine Californi...
  • Abstract
  • Chromosome cytology in the cutthroat trout series, Salmo clarki (Salmonidae)
  • Gold, J.R., J.C. Avise, and G.A.E. Gall. 1977. Chromosome cytology in the cutthroat trout series, Salmo clarki (Salmonidae)...
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Cytogenetic studies in North American minnows (Cyprinidae) IV. Somatic polyploidy in Gila bicolor
  • Avise, J.C. and J.R. Gold. 1977. Cytogenetic studies in North American minnows (Cyprinidae) IV. Somatic polyploidy in Gila ...
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic analysis of reproduction of hybrid white bass X striped bass in the Savannah River
  • Avise, J.C. and M.J. Van Den Avyle. 1984. Genetic analysis of reproduction of hybrid white bass X striped bass in the Savan...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Molecular zoogeography of freshwater fishes in the southeastern United States
  • Bermingham, E. and J.C. Avise. 1986. Molecular zoogeography of freshwater fishes in the southeastern United States. Genetic...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • The molecular basis of a microsatellite null allele from the White Sands pupfish
  • Jones, A.G., G.A. Stockwell, D. Walker, and J.C. Avise. 1998. The molecular basis of a microsatellite null allele from the ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Parentage and nest guarding in the tessellated darter (Etheostoma olmstedi) assayed by microsatellite markers (Perciformes:...
  • DeWoody, J.A., D.E. Fletcher, S.D. Wilkins, and J.C. Avise. 2000. Parentage and nest guarding in the tessellated darter (Et...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic documentation of filial cannibalism in nature
  • DeWoody, J.A., D.E. Fletcher, S.D. Wilkins, and J.C. Avise. 2001. Genetic documentation of filial cannibalism in nature. Pr...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Egg mimicry and allopaternal care: two mate-attracting tactics by which nesting striped darter (Etheostoma virgatum) males ...
  • Porter, B.A., A.C. Fiumera, and J.C. Avise. 2002. Egg mimicry and allopaternal care: two mate-attracting tactics by which n...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Intensive genetic assessment of the mating system and reproductive success in a semi-closed population of the mottled sculp...
  • Fiumera, A.C., B.A. Porter, G.D. Grossman, and J.C. Avise. 2002. Intensive genetic assessment of the mating system and repr...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Estimating differential reproductive success from nests of related individuals, with application to a study of the mottled ...
  • Jones, B., G.D. Grossman, D.C.I. Walsh, B.A. Porter, J.C. Avise, and A.C. Fiumera. 2007. Estimating differential reproducti...
  • Abstract
  • Spawning behavior and genetic parentage in the Pirate Perch (Aphredoderus sayanus), a fish with an enigmatic reproductive m...
  • Fletcher, D.E., E.E. Dakin, B.A. Porter, and J.C. Avise. 2004. Spawning behavior and genetic parentage in the Pirate Perch ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Maximizing offspring production while maintaining genetic diversity in supplemental breeding of highly fecund managed species
  • Fiumera, A.C., B.A. Porter, G. Looney, M.A. Asmussen, and J.C. Avise. 2004. Maximizing offspring production while maintaini...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic monogamy in the Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punctatus, a species with uniparental nest guarding
  • Tatarenkov, A., F. Barreto, D.L. Winklelman, and J.C. Avise. 2006. Genetic monogamy in the Channel Catfish, Ictalurus punct...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Molecular evidence for multiple paternity in a population of the viviparous Tule Perch Hysterocarpus traksi
  • Liu, J., A. Tatarenkov, T.A. O'Rear, P.B. Moyle, and J.C. Avise. 2013. Molecular evidence for multiple paternity in a popul...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 5 Pipefishes and Seahorses (Syngnathidae)
  • Introduction
  • Microsatellite analysis of maternity and the mating system in the Gulf pipefish Syngnathus scovelli, a species with male pr...
  • Jones, A.G. and J.C. Avise. 1997. Microsatellite analysis of maternity and the mating system in the Gulf pipefish Syngnathu...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Polygynandry in the dusky pipefish Syngnathus floridae revealed by microsatellite DNA markers
  • Jones, A.G. and J.C. Avise. 1997. Polygynandry in the dusky pipefish Syngnathus floridae revealed by microsatellite DNA mar...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Microsatellite evidence for monogamy and sex-biased recombination in the Western Australian seahorse Hippocampus angustus
  • Jones, A.G., C. Kvarnemo, G.I. Moore, L.W. Simmons, and J.C. Avise. 1998. Microsatellite evidence for monogamy and sex-bias...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • The genetic mating system of a sex-role-reversed pipefish (Syngnathus typhle): a molecular inquiry
  • Jones, A.G., G. Rosenqvist, A. Berglund, and J.C. Avise. 1999. The genetic mating system of a sex-role-reversed pipefish (S...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Mate quality influences multiple maternity in the sex-role-reversed pipefish Syngnathus typhle
  • Jones, A.G., G. Rosenqvist, A. Berglund, and J.C. Avise. 2000. Mate quality influences multiple maternity in the sex-role-r...
  • Abstract
  • The Bateman gradient and the cause of sexual selection in a sex-role-reversed pipefish
  • Jones, A.G., G. Rosenqvist, A. Berglund, S.J. Arnold, and J.C. Avise. 2000. The Bateman gradient and the cause of sexual se...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Clustered microsatellite mutations in the pipefish Syngnathus typhle
  • Jones, A.G., G. Rosenqvist, A. Berglund, and J.C. Avise. 1999. Clustered microsatellite mutations in the pipefish Syngnathu...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • The measurement of sexual selection using Bateman's principles: an experimental test in the sex-role-reversed pipefish Syng...
  • Jones, A.G., G. Rosenqvist, A. Berglund, and J.C. Avise. 2005. The measurement of sexual selection using Bateman's principl...
  • Abstract
  • Monogamous pair bonds and mate switching in the Western Australian seahorse Hippocampus subelongatus
  • Kvarnemo, C., G.I. Moore, A.G. Jones, W.S. Nelson, and J.C. Avise. 2000. Monogamous pair bonds and mate switching in the We...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • The genetic mating system and tests for cuckoldry in a pipefish species in which males fertilize eggs and brood offspring e...
  • McCoy, E.E., A.G. Jones, and J.C. Avise. 2001. The genetic mating system and tests for cuckoldry in a pipefish species in w...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Genetic evidence for extreme polyandry and extraordinary sex-role reversal in a pipefish
  • Jones, A.G., D. Walker, and J.C. Avise. 2001. Genetic evidence for extreme polyandry and extraordinary sex-role reversal in...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Mating systems and sexual selection in male pregnant pipefishes and seahorses: insights from microsatellite-based studies o...
  • Jones, A.G. and J.C. Avise. 2001. Mating systems and sexual selection in male pregnant pipefishes and seahorses: insights f...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Sympatric speciation as a consequence of male pregnancy in seahorses
  • Jones, A.G., G.I. Moore, C. Kvarnemo, D. Walker, and J.C. Avise. 2003. Sympatric speciation as a consequence of male pregna...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 6 Other Marine Fishes
  • Introduction
  • Mitochondrial DNA differentiation in North Atlantic eels: population genetic consequences of an unusual life history pattern
  • Avise, J.C., G.S. Helfman, N.C. Saunders, and L.S. Hales. 1986. Mitochondrial DNA differentiation in North Atlantic eels: p...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Evaluating kinship of newly settled juveniles within social groups of the coral reef fish, Anthias squamipinnis
  • Avise, J.C. and D.Y. Shapiro. 1986. Evaluating kinship of newly settled juveniles within social groups of the coral reef fi...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Geographic population structure and species differences in mitochondrial DNA of mouthbrooding marine catfishes (Ariidae) an...
  • Avise, J.C., C.A. Reeb, and N.C. Saunders. 1987. Geographic population structure and species differences in mitochondrial D...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Current versus historical population sizes in vertebrate species with high gene flow: a comparison based on mitochondrial D...
  • Avise, J.C., R.M. Ball. Jr., and J. Arnold. 1988. Current versus historical population sizes in vertebrate species with hig...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • The evolutionary genetic status of Icelandic eels
  • Avise, J.C., W.S. Nelson, J. Arnold, R.K. Koehn, G.C. Williams, and V. Thorsteinsson. 1990. The evolutionary genetic status...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic structure of Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico populations of sea bass, menhaden, and sturgeon: the influence of zoogeogr...
  • Bowen, B.W. and J.C. Avise. 1990. Genetic structure of Atlantic and Gulf of Mexico populations of sea bass, menhaden, and s...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Pronounced genetic structure of mitochondrial DNA among populations of the circumglobally distributed grey mullet (Mugil ce...
  • Crosetti, D., W.S. Nelson, and J.C. Avise. 1994. Pronounced genetic structure of mitochondrial DNA among populations of the...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • A microsatellite assessment of sneaked fertilizations and egg thievery in the fifteenspine stickleback
  • Jones, A.G., S. Östlund-Nilsson, and J.C. Avise. 1998. A microsatellite assessment of sneaked fertilizations and egg thieve...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Tests for ancient species flocks based on molecular phylogenetic appraisals of Sebastes rockfishes and other marine fishes
  • Johns, G.C. and J.C. Avise. 1998. Tests for ancient species flocks based on molecular phylogenetic appraisals of Sebastes r...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Microsatellite variation in marine, freshwater and anadromous fishes compared with other animals
  • DeWoody, J.A. and J.C. Avise. 2000. Microsatellite variation in marine, freshwater and anadromous fishes compared with othe...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • On the number of reproductives contributing to a half-sib progeny array
  • DeWoody, J.A., Y.D. DeWoody, A.C. Fiumera, and J.C. Avise. 2000. On the number of reproductives contributing to a half-sib ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic parentage in large half-sib clutches: theoretical estimates and empirical appraisals
  • DeWoody, J.A., D. Walker, and J.C. Avise. 2000. Genetic parentage in large half-sib clutches: theoretical estimates and emp...
  • Abstract
  • Surprising similarity of sneaking rates and genetic mating patterns in two populations of sand goby experiencing disparate ...
  • Jones, A.G., D. Walker, K. Lindström, C. Kvarnemo, and J.C. Avise. 2001. Surprising similarity of sneaking rates and geneti...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • How cuckoldry can decrease the opportunity for sexual selection: data and theory from a genetic parentage analysis of the s...
  • Jones, A.G., D. Walker, C. Kvarnemo, K. Lindström, and J.C. Avise. 2001. How cuckoldry can decrease the opportunity for sex...
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Microsatellite variation and differentiation in North Atlantic eels
  • Mank, J.E. and J.C. Avise. 2003. Microsatellite variation and differentiation in North Atlantic eels. Journal of Heredity 9...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Cuckoldry rates in the molly miller (Scartella cristata
  • Blennidae), a hole-nesting marine fish with alternative reproducti...
  • Mackiewicz, M., B.A. Porter, E.A. Dakin, and J.C. Avise. 2005. Cuckoldry rates in the molly miller (Scartella cristata
  • Ble...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Multiple paternity and extra-group fertilizations in a natural population of California grunion (Leuresthes tenuis), a beac...
  • Byrne, R.J. and J.C. Avise. 2009. Multiple paternity and extra-group fertilizations in a natural population of California g...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Spatiotemporal genetic structure in a protected marine fish, the California grunion (Leuresthes tenuis), and relatedness in...
  • Byrne R.J., G. Bernardi, and J.C. Avise. 2013. Spatiotemporal genetic structure in a protected marine fish, the California ...
  • Abstract
  • High degree of multiple paternity in the viviparous shiner perch, Cymatogaster aggregata, a fish with long-term female sper...
  • Liu, J.-X. and J.C. Avise. 2011. High degree of multiple paternity in the viviparous shiner perch, Cymatogaster aggregata, ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Effects of Pleistocene climatic fluctuations on the phylogeographic and demographic histories of Pacific Herring (Clupea pa...
  • Liu, J.-X., A. Tatarenkov, T.D. Beacham, V. Gorbachev, S. Wildes, and J.C. Avise. 2011. Effects of Pleistocene climatic flu...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic mating system of the brown smoothhound shark (Mustelus henlei), including a literature review of multiple paternity...
  • Byrne, R.J. and J.C. Avise. 2012. Genetic mating system of the brown smoothhound shark (Mustelus henlei), including a liter...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 7 Mangrove Rivulus
  • Introduction
  • Microsatellite documentation of male-mediated outcrossing between inbred laboratory strains of the self-fertilizing mangrov...
  • Mackiewicz, M., A. Tatarenkov, A. Perry, J.R. Martin, D.F. Elder, Jr., D.L. Bechler, and J.C. Avise. 2006. Microsatellite d...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Extensive outcrossing and androdioecy in a vertebrate species that otherwise reproduces as a self-fertilizing hermaphrodite
  • Mackiewicz, M., A. Tatarenkov, D.S. Taylor, B.J. Turner, and J.C. Avise. 2006. Extensive outcrossing and androdioecy in a v...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • A mixed-mating strategy in a hermaphroditic vertebrate
  • Mackiewicz, M., A. Tatarenkov, B.J. Turner, and J.C. Avise. 2006. A mixed-mating strategy in a hermaphroditic vertebrate. P...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Strong population structure despite evidence of recent migration in a selfing hermaphroditic vertebrate, the mangrove killi...
  • Tatarenkov, A., H. Gao, M. Mackiewicz, D.S. Taylor, B.J. Turner, and J.C. Avise. 2007. Strong population structure despite ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Rapid concerted evolution in animal mitochondrial DNA
  • Tatarenkov, A. and J.C. Avise. 2007. Rapid concerted evolution in animal mitochondrial DNA. Proceedings of the Royal Societ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Long-term retention of self-fertilization in a fish clade
  • Tatarenkov, A., S.M.Q. Lima, D.S. Taylor, and J.C. Avise. 2009. Long-term retention of self-fertilization in a fish clade. ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Genetic composition of laboratory stocks of the self-fertilizing fish Kryptolebias marmoratus: a valuable resource for expe...
  • Tatarenkov, A., B.C. Ring, J.F. Elder, D.L. Bechler, and J.C. Avise. 2010. Genetic composition of laboratory stocks of the ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Extreme homogeneity and low genetic diversity in Kryptolebias ocellatus from southeastern Brazil suggest a recent foundatio...
  • Tatarenkov, A., S.M.Q. Lima, and J.C. Avise. 2011. Extreme homogeneity and low genetic diversity in Kryptolebias ocellatus ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Microevolutionary distribution of isogenicity in a self-fertilizing fish (Kryptolebias marmoratus) in the Florida Keys
  • Tatarenkov, A., Earley, R.L, Taylor D.S., and Avise, J.C. 2012. Microevolutionary distribution of isogenicity in a self-fer...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Allard's argument versus Baker's contention for the adaptive significance of selfing in a hermaphroditic fish
  • Avise J.C. and A. Tatarenkov. 2012. Allard's argument versus Baker's contention for the adaptive significance of selfing in...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Hundreds of SNPs versus dozens of SSRs: which dataset better characterizes natural clonal lineages in a self-fertilizing fish?
  • Mesak, F., A. Tatarenkov, R.L. Earley, and J.C. Avise. 2014. Hundreds of SNPs versus dozens of SSRs: which dataset better c...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 8 Amphibians
  • Introduction
  • Directional introgression of mitochondrial DNA in a hybrid population of tree frogs: the influence of mating behavior
  • Lamb, T. and J.C. Avise. 1986. Directional introgression of mitochondrial DNA in a hybrid population of tree frogs: the inf...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Morphological variability in genetically defined categories of anuran hybrids
  • Lamb, T. and J.C. Avise. 1987. Morphological variability in genetically defined categories of anuran hybrids. Evolution 41:...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Definition and properties of disequilibrium statistics for associations between nuclear and cytoplasmic genotypes
  • Asmussen, M.A., J. Arnold, and J.C. Avise. 1987. Definition and properties of disequilibrium statistics for associations be...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • An epistatic mating system model can produce permanent cytonuclear disequilibria in a hybrid zone
  • Arnold, J., M.A. Asmussen, and J.C. Avise. 1988. An epistatic mating system model can produce permanent cytonuclear disequi...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • The effects of assortative mating and migration on cytonuclear associations in hybrid zones
  • Asmussen, M., J. Arnold, and J.C. Avise. 1989. The effects of assortative mating and migration on cytonuclear associations ...
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Size polymorphism and heteroplasmy in the mitochondrial DNA of lower vertebrates
  • Bermingham, E., T. Lamb, and J.C. Avise. 1986. Size polymorphism and heteroplasmy in the mitochondrial DNA of lower vertebr...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 9 Marine Turtles
  • Introduction
  • An odyssey of the green sea turtle: Ascension Island revisited
  • Bowen, B.W., A.B. Meylan, and J.C. Avise. 1989. An odyssey of the green sea turtle: Ascension Island revisited. Proceedings...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • A genetic test of natal homing versus social facilitation models for green turtle migration
  • Meylan, A.B., B.W. Bowen, and J.C. Avise. 1990. A genetic test of natal homing versus social facilitation models for green ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Evolutionary distinctiveness of the endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle
  • Bowen, B.W., A.B. Meylan, and J.C. Avise. 1991. Evolutionary distinctiveness of the endangered Kemp's Ridley sea turtle. Na...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Mitochondrial DNA evolution at a turtle's pace: evidence for low genetic variability and reduced microevolutionary rate in ...
  • Avise, J.C., B.W. Bowen, T. Lamb, A.B. Meylan, and E. Bermingham. 1992. Mitochondrial DNA evolution at a turtle's pace: evi...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Global population structure and natural history of the green turtle (Chelonia mydas) in terms of matriarchal phylogeny
  • Bowen, B.W., A.B. Meylan, J. Perran Ross, C.J. Limpus, G.H. Balazs, and J.C. Avise. 1992. Global population structure and n...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Global population genetic structure and male-mediated gene flow in the green turtle (Chelonia mydas): RFLP analyses of anon...
  • Karl, S.A., B.W. Bowen, and J.C. Avise. 1992. Global population genetic structure and male-mediated gene flow in the green ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Population structure of loggerhead turtles (Caretta caretta) in the northwestern Atlantic Ocean and Mediterranean Sea
  • Bowen, B.W., J.C. Avise, J.I. Richardson, A.B. Meylan, D. Margaritoulis, and S.R. Hopkins-Murphy. 1993. Population structur...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Global phylogeography of the loggerhead turtle (Caretta caretta) as indicated by mitochondrial DNA haplotypes
  • Bowen, B.W., N. Kamezaki, C.J. Limpus, G.R. Hughes, A.B. Meylan, and J.C. Avise. 1994. Global phylogeography of the loggerh...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • A molecular phylogeny for marine turtles: trait mapping, rate assessment, and conservation relevance
  • Bowen, B.W., W.S. Nelson, and J.C. Avise. 1993. A molecular phylogeny for marine turtles: trait mapping, rate assessment, a...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Investigating sea turtle migration using DNA markers
  • Avise, J.C. and B.W. Bowen. 1994. Investigating sea turtle migration using DNA markers. Current Opinions in Genetics and De...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Hybridization among the ancient mariners: characterization of marine turtle hybrids with molecular genetic assays
  • Karl, S.A., B.W. Bowen, and J.C. Avise. 1995. Hybridization among the ancient mariners: characterization of marine turtle h...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 10 Freshwater Turtles
  • Introduction
  • A comparison of mtDNA restriction sites vs. control region sequences in phylogeographic assessment of the musk turtle (Ster...
  • Walker, D., V.J. Burke, I. Barák, and J.C. Avise. 1995. A comparison of mtDNA restriction sites vs. control region sequence...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography and subspecies issues in the monotypic freshwater turtle Sternotherus odoratus
  • Walker, D., W.S. Nelson, K.A. Buhlmann, and J.C. Avise. 1997. Mitochondrial DNA phylogeography and subspecies issues in the...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Phylogenetic distinctiveness of a threatened aquatic turtle (Sternotherus depressus)
  • Walker, D., G. Ortí, and J.C. Avise. 1998. Phylogenetic distinctiveness of a threatened aquatic turtle (Sternotherus depres...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Phylogeographic patterns in Kinosternon subrubrum and K. baurii based on mitochondrial DNA restriction analyses
  • Walker, D., P.E. Moler, K.A. Buhlmann, and J.C. Avise. 1998. Phylogeographic patterns in Kinosternon subrubrum and K. bauri...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Phylogeographic uniformity in mitochondrial DNA of the snapping turtle (Chelydra serpentina)
  • Walker, D., P.E. Moler, K.A. Buhlmann, and J.C. Avise. 1998. Phylogeographic uniformity in mitochondrial DNA of the snappin...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Principles of phylogeography as illustrated by freshwater and terrestrial turtles in the southeastern United States
  • Walker, D. and J.C. Avise. 1998. Principles of phylogeography as illustrated by freshwater and terrestrial turtles in the s...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Genetic markers substantiate long-term storage and utilization of sperm by female painted turtles
  • Pearse, D.E., F.J. Janzen, and J.C. Avise. 2001. Genetic markers substantiate long-term storage and utilization of sperm by...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • A genetic analogue of "mark-recapture" methods for estimating population size: an approach based on molecular parentage ass...
  • Pearse, D.E., C.M. Eckerman, F.J. Janzen, and J.C. Avise. 2001. A genetic analogue of "mark-recapture" methods for estimati...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Multiple paternity, sperm storage, and reproductive success of female and male painted turtles (Chrysemys picta) in nature
  • Pearse, D.E., F.J. Janzen, and J.C. Avise. 2002. Multiple paternity, sperm storage, and reproductive success of female and ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Turtle mating systems: behavior, sperm storage, and genetic paternity
  • Pearse, D.E. and J.C. Avise. 2001. Turtle mating systems: behavior, sperm storage, and genetic paternity. Journal of Heredi...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • 11 Other Reptiles
  • Introduction
  • Phylogeographic patterns in mitochondrial DNA of the desert tortoise (Xerobates agassizi), and evolutionary relationships a...
  • Lamb, T., J.C. Avise, and J.W. Gibbons. 1989. Phylogeographic patterns in mitochondrial DNA of the desert tortoise (Xerobat...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • DNA fingerprints from hypervariable mitochondrial DNA genotypes
  • Avise, J.C., B.W. Bowen, and T. Lamb. 1989. DNA fingerprints from hypervariable mitochondrial DNA genotypes. Molecular Biol...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Phylogeographic histories of representative herpetofauna of the southwestern U.S.: mitochondrial DNA variation in the deser...
  • Lamb, T., T.R. Jones, and J.C. Avise. 1992. Phylogeographic histories of representative herpetofauna of the southwestern U....
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Molecular and population genetic aspects of mitochondrial DNA variability in the diamondback terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin
  • Lamb, T. and J.C. Avise. 1992. Molecular and population genetic aspects of mitochondrial DNA variability in the diamondback...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic monandry in six viviparous species of true sea snakes
  • Lukoschek, V. and J.C. Avise. 2011. Genetic monandry in six viviparous species of true sea snakes. Journal of Heredity 102:...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Development of eleven polymorphic microsatellite loci for the sea snake Emydocephalus annulatus (Elapidae: Hydrophiinae) an...
  • Lukoschek, V. and J.C. Avise. 2012. Development of eleven polymorphic microsatellite loci for the sea snake Emydocephalus a...
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 12 Birds
  • Introduction
  • Evolutionary genetics of birds. I. Relationships among North American thrushes and allies
  • Avise, J.C., J.C. Patton, and C.F. Aquadro. 1980. Evolutionary genetics of birds. I. Relationships among North American thr...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Evolutionary genetics of birds. II. Conservative protein evolution in North American sparrows and relatives
  • Avise, J.C., J.C. Patton, and C.F. Aquadro. 1980. Evolutionary genetics of birds. II. Conservative protein evolution in Nor...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Evolutionary genetics of birds. V. Genetic distances within Mimidae (mimic thrushes) and Vireonidae (vireos)
  • Avise, J.C., C.F. Aquadro, and J.C. Patton. 1982. Evolutionary genetics of birds. V. Genetic distances within Mimidae (mimi...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Evolutionary genetics of birds. VI. A reexamination of protein divergence using varied electrophoretic conditions
  • Aquadro, C.F. and J.C. Avise. 1982. Evolutionary genetics of birds. VI. A reexamination of protein divergence using varied ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • An empirical evaluation of qualitative Hennigian analyses of protein electrophoretic data
  • Patton, J.C. and J.C. Avise. 1983. An empirical evaluation of qualitative Hennigian analyses of protein electrophoretic dat...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Systematic relationships among waterfowl (Anatidae) inferred from restriction endonuclease analysis of mitochondrial DNA
  • Kessler, L.G. and J.C. Avise. 1984. Systematic relationships among waterfowl (Anatidae) inferred from restriction endonucle...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • A comparative description of mitochondrial DNA differentiation in selected avian and other vertebrate genera
  • Kessler, L.G. and J.C. Avise. 1985. A comparative description of mitochondrial DNA differentiation in selected avian and ot...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Evolutionary genetics of birds. IV. Rates of protein divergence in waterfowl (Anatidae)
  • Patton, J.C. and J.C. Avise. 1986. Evolutionary genetics of birds. IV. Rates of protein divergence in waterfowl (Anatidae)....
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Malate dehydrogenase isozymes provide a phylogenetic marker for the Piciformes (woodpeckers and allies)
  • Avise, J.C. and C.F. Aquadro. 1987. Malate dehydrogenase isozymes provide a phylogenetic marker for the Piciformes (woodpec...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Phylogeographic population structure of red-winged blackbirds assessed by mitochondrial DNA
  • Ball, R.M., Jr., S. Freeman, F.C. James, E. Bermingham, and J.C. Avise. 1988. Phylogeographic population structure of red-w...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Molecular genetic divergence between avian sibling species: King and Clapper Rails, Long-billed and Short-billed Dowitchers...
  • Avise, J.C. and R.M. Zink. 1988. Molecular genetic divergence between avian sibling species: King and Clapper Rails, Long-b...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Molecular genetic relationships of the extinct Dusky Seaside Sparrow
  • Avise, J.C. and W.S. Nelson. 1989. Molecular genetic relationships of the extinct Dusky Seaside Sparrow. Science 243:646-648.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • A role for molecular genetics in the recognition and conservation of endangered species
  • Avise, J.C. 1989. A role for molecular genetics in the recognition and conservation of endangered species. Trends in Ecolog...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Mitochondrial gene trees and the evolutionary relationship of mallard and black ducks
  • Avise, J.C., C.D. Ankney, and W.S. Nelson. 1990. Mitochondrial gene trees and the evolutionary relationship of mallard and ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Patterns of mitochondrial DNA and allozyme evolution in the avian genus Ammodramus
  • Zink, R.M. and J.C. Avise. 1990. Patterns of mitochondrial DNA and allozyme evolution in the avian genus Ammodramus. System...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Mitochondrial DNA and avian microevolution
  • Avise, J.C. and R.M. Ball., Jr. 1991. Mitochondrial DNA and avian microevolution. Acta XX Congressus Internationalis Ornith...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Matriarchal population genetic structure in an avian species with female natal philopatry
  • Avise, J.C., R.T. Alisauskas, W.S. Nelson, and C.D. Ankney. 1992. Matriarchal population genetic structure in an avian spec...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Mitochondrial DNA phylogeographic differentiation among avian populations and the evolutionary significance of subspecies
  • Ball, R.M., Jr. and J.C. Avise. 1992. Mitochondrial DNA phylogeographic differentiation among avian populations and the evo...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Application of genealogical-concordance principles to the taxonomy and evolutionary history of the sharp-tailed sparrow (Am...
  • Rising, J.D. and J.C. Avise. 1993. Application of genealogical-concordance principles to the taxonomy and evolutionary hist...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Three fundamental contributions of molecular genetics to avian ecology and evolution
  • Avise, J.C. 1996. Three fundamental contributions of molecular genetics to avian ecology and evolution. Ibis 138:16-25.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Pleistocene phylogeographic effects on avian populations and the speciation process
  • Avise, J.C. and D. Walker. 1998. Pleistocene phylogeographic effects on avian populations and the speciation process. Proce...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Matrilineal history of the endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow inferred from mitochondrial DNA polymorphism
  • Nelson, W.S., T. Dean, and J.C. Avise. 2000. Matrilineal history of the endangered Cape Sable seaside sparrow inferred from...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Phylogeography of colonially nesting seabirds, with special reference to global matrilineal patterns in the sooty tern (Ste...
  • Avise, J.C., W.S. Nelson, B.W. Bowen, and D. Walker. 2000. Phylogeography of colonially nesting seabirds, with special refe...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 13 Rodents
  • Introduction
  • Biochemical polymorphism and systematics in the genus Peromyscus. V. Insular and mainland species of the subgenus Haplomylomys
  • Avise, J.C., M.H. Smith, R.K. Selander, T.E. Lawlor, and P.R. Ramsey. 1974. Biochemical polymorphism and systematics in the...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Biochemical polymorphism and systematics in the genus Peromyscus. VI. Systematic relationships in the boylii species group
  • Avise, J.C., M.H. Smith, and R.K. Selander. 1974. Biochemical polymorphism and systematics in the genus Peromyscus. VI. Sys...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Biochemical polymorphism and systematics in the genus Peromyscus. VII. Geographic differentiation in members of the truei a...
  • Avise, J.C., M.H. Smith, and R.K. Selander. 1979. Biochemical polymorphism and systematics in the genus Peromyscus. VII. Ge...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • The use of restriction endonucleases to measure mitochondrial DNA sequence relatedness in natural populations. I. Populatio...
  • Avise, J.C., R.A. Lansman, and R.O. Shade. 1979. The use of restriction endonucleases to measure mitochondrial DNA sequence...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Mitochondrial DNA clones and matriarchal phylogeny within and among geographic populations of the pocket gopher, Geomys pinetis
  • Avise, J.C., C. Giblin-Davidson, J. Laerm, J.C. Patton, and R.A. Lansman. 1979. Mitochondrial DNA clones and matriarchal ph...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • The use of restriction endonucleases to measure mitochondrial DNA sequence relatedness in natural populations. III. Techniq...
  • Lansman, R.A., R.O. Shade, J.F. Shapira, and J.C. Avise. 1981. The use of restriction endonucleases to measure mitochondria...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic divergence between rodent species assessed by using two-dimensional electrophoresis
  • Aquadro, C.F. and J.C. Avise. 1981. Genetic divergence between rodent species assessed by using two-dimensional electrophor...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic determination of the status of an endangered species of pocket gopher in Georgia
  • Laerm, J., J.C. Avise, J.C. Patton, and R.A. Lansman, 1982. Genetic determination of the status of an endangered species of...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • An assessment of "hidden" heterogeneity within electromorphs at three enzyme loci in deer mice
  • Aquadro, C.F. and J.C. Avise. 1982. An assessment of "hidden" heterogeneity within electromorphs at three enzyme loci in de...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Extensive genetic variation in mitochondrial DNA's among geographic populations of the deer mouse, Peromyscus maniculatus
  • Lansman, R.A., J.C. Avise, C.F. Aquadro, J.F. Shapira, and S.W. Daniel. 1983. Extensive genetic variation in mitochondrial ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Mitochondrial DNA differentiation during the speciation process in Peromyscus
  • Avise, J.C., J.F. Shapira, S.W. Daniel, C.F. Aquadro, and R.A. Lansman. 1983. Mitochondrial DNA differentiation during the ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Microgeographic lineage analysis by mitochondrial genotype: variation in the cotton rat (Sigmodon hispidus)
  • Kessler, L.G. and J.C. Avise. 1985. Microgeographic lineage analysis by mitochondrial genotype: variation in the cotton rat...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Estimation of single generation migration distances from geographic variation in animal mitochondrial DNA
  • Neigel, J.E., R.M. Ball., Jr., and J.C. Avise. 1991. Estimation of single generation migration distances from geographic va...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Application of a random walk model to geographic distributions of animal mitochondrial DNA variation
  • Neigel, J.E. and J.C. Avise. 1993. Application of a random walk model to geographic distributions of animal mitochondrial D...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • 14 Other Mammals
  • Introduction
  • Allelic expression and genetic distance in hybrid macaque monkeys
  • Avise, J.C. and S.W. Duvall. 1977. Allelic expression and genetic distance in hybrid macaque monkeys. Journal of Heredity 6...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Biochemical variation and genetic heterogeneity in South Carolina deer populations
  • Ramsey, P.R., J.C. Avise, M.H. Smith, and D.F. Urbston. 1979. Biochemical variation and genetic heterogeneity in South Caro...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Molecular documentation of polyembryony and the micro-spatial dispersion of clonal sibships in the nine-banded armadillo, D...
  • Prodöhl, P.A., W.J. Loughry, C.M. McDonough, W.S. Nelson, and J.C. Avise. 1996. Molecular documentation of polyembryony and...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic maternity and paternity in a local population of armadillos assessed by microsatellite DNA markers and field data
  • Prodöhl, P.A., W.J. Loughry, C.M. McDonough, W.S. Nelson, E.A. Thompson, and J.C. Avise. 1998. Genetic maternity and patern...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Correlates of reproductive success in a population of nine-banded armadillos
  • Loughry, W.J., P.A. Prödohl, C.M. McDonough, W.S. Nelson, and J.C. Avise. 1998. Correlates of reproductive success in a pop...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Polyembryony in armadillos
  • Loughry, W.J., P.A. Prodöhl, C.M. McDonough, and J.C. Avise. 1998. Polyembryony in armadillos. American Scientist 86:274-279.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Hemiplasy and homoplasy in the karyotypic phylogenies of mammals
  • Robinson, T.J., A. Ruiz-Herrera, and J.C. Avise. 2008. Hemiplasy and homoplasy in the karyotypic phylogenies of mammals. Pr...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 15 Invertebrates
  • Introduction
  • Enzyme changes during development of holo- and hemi-metabolic insects
  • Avise, J.C. and J.F. McDonald. 1976. Enzyme changes during development of holo- and hemi-metabolic insects. Comparative Bio...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Evidence for the adaptive significance of enzyme activity levels: interspecific variation in alpha-GPDH and ADH in Drosophila
  • McDonald, J.F. and J.C. Avise. 1976. Evidence for the adaptive significance of enzyme activity levels: interspecific variat...
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic variation in cave-dwelling and deep-sea organisms, with emphasis on Crangonyx antennatus (Crustacea: Amphipoda) in ...
  • Dickson, G.W., J.C. Patton, J.R. Holsinger, and J.C. Avise. 1979. Genetic variation in cave-dwelling and deep-sea organisms...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Clonal diversity and population structure in a reef-building coral, Acropora cervicornis: self-recognition analysis and dem...
  • Neigel, J.E. and J.C. Avise. 1983. Clonal diversity and population structure in a reef-building coral, Acropora cervicornis...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Histocompatibility bioassays of population structure in marine sponges: clonal structure in Verongia longissima and Iotroch...
  • Neigel, J.E. and J.C. Avise. 1983. Histocompatibility bioassays of population structure in marine sponges: clonal structure...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • The precision of histocompatibility response in clonal recognition in tropical marine sponges
  • Neigel, J.E. and J.C. Avise. 1985. The precision of histocompatibility response in clonal recognition in tropical marine sp...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Population biology aspects of histocompatibility polymorphisms in marine invertebrates
  • Avise, J.C. and J.E. Neigel. 1984. Population biology aspects of histocompatibility polymorphisms in marine invertebrates. ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Critical experimental test of the possibility of "paternal leakage" of mitochondrial DNA
  • Lansman, R.A., J.C. Avise, and M.D. Huettel. 1983. Critical experimental test of the possibility of "paternal leakage" of m...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic variation and geographic differentiation in mitochondrial DNA of the horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus
  • Saunders, N.C., L.G. Kessler, and J.C. Avise. 1986. Genetic variation and geographic differentiation in mitochondrial DNA o...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • A speciational history of "living fossils": molecular evolutionary patterns in horseshoe crabs
  • Avise, J.C., W.S. Nelson, and H. Sugita. 1994. A speciational history of "living fossils": molecular evolutionary patterns ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Phylogenetic assessment of length variation at a microsatellite locus
  • Ortí, G., D.E. Pearse, and J.C. Avise. 1997. Phylogenetic assessment of length variation at a microsatellite locus. Proceed...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • A genetic discontinuity in a continuously distributed species: mitochondrial DNA in the American oyster, Crassostrea virginica
  • Reeb, C.A. and J.C. Avise. 1990. A genetic discontinuity in a continuously distributed species: mitochondrial DNA in the Am...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Balancing selection at allozyme loci in oysters: implications from nuclear RFLPs
  • Karl, S.A. and J.C. Avise. 1992. Balancing selection at allozyme loci in oysters: implications from nuclear RFLPs. Science ...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • PCR-based assays of Mendelian polymorphisms from anonymous single-copy nuclear DNA: techniques and applications for populat...
  • Karl, S.A. and J.C. Avise. 1993. PCR-based assays of Mendelian polymorphisms from anonymous single-copy nuclear DNA: techni...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Population structure in the American oyster as inferred by nuclear gene genealogies
  • Hare, M.P. and J.C. Avise. 1998. Population structure in the American oyster as inferred by nuclear gene genealogies. Molec...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Molecular genetic analysis of a stepped multilocus cline in the American oyster (Crassostrea virginica)
  • Hare, M.P. and J.C. Avise. 1996. Molecular genetic analysis of a stepped multilocus cline in the American oyster (Crassostr...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Anonymous nuclear DNA markers in the American oyster and their implications for the heterozygote deficiency phenomenon in m...
  • Hare, M.P., S.A. Karl, and J.C. Avise. 1996. Anonymous nuclear DNA markers in the American oyster and their implications fo...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Genetic parentage assessment in the crayfish Orconectes placidus, a high-fecundity invertebrate with extended maternal broo...
  • Walker, D., B.A. Porter, and J.C. Avise. 2002. Genetic parentage assessment in the crayfish Orconectes placidus, a high-fec...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Genetic sex determination, gender identification, and pseudohermaphroditism in the knobbed whelk, Busycon carica (Mollusca
  • ...
  • Avise, J.C., A.J. Power, and D. Walker. 2004. Genetic sex determination, gender identification, and pseudohermaphroditism i...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Sex-linked markers facilitate genetic parentage analyses in knobbed whelk broods
  • Walker, D., A.J. Power, and J.C. Avise. 2005. Sex-linked markers facilitate genetic parentage analyses in knobbed whelk bro...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Multiple paternity and female sperm usage along egg-case strings of the knobbed whelk, Busycon carica (Mollusca
  • Melongenidae)
  • Walker, D., A.J. Power, M. Sweeney-Reeves, and J.C. Avise. 2007. Multiple paternity and female sperm usage along egg-case s...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Polygynandry and sexual size dimorphism in the sea spider Ammothea hilgendorfi (Pycnogonida: Ammotheidae), a marine arthrop...
  • Barreto, F.S. and J.C. Avise. 2008. Polygynandry and sexual size dimorphism in the sea spider Ammothea hilgendorfi (Pycnogo...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Quantitative measures of sexual selection reveal no evidence for sex-role reversal in a sea spider with prolonged paternal care
  • Barreto, F.S. and J.C. Avise. 2010. Quantitative measures of sexual selection reveal no evidence for sex-role reversal in a...
  • Abstract
  • The genetic mating system of a sea spider with male-biased sexual size dimorphism: evidence for paternity skew despite rand...
  • Barreto, F.S. and J.C. Avise. 2011. The genetic mating system of a sea spider with male-biased sexual size dimorphism: evid...
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • 16 Intergroup Comparisons and Theory
  • Introduction
  • Systematic value of electrophoretic data
  • Avise, J.C. 1974. Systematic value of electrophoretic data. Systematic Zoology 23:465-481.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Genetic change and rates of cladogenesis
  • Avise, J.C. and F.J. Ayala. 1975. Genetic change and rates of cladogenesis. Genetics 81:757-773.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Evolutionary genetics of birds. III. Comparative molecular evolution in New World warblers (Parulidae) and rodents (Cricetinae)
  • Avise, J.C., J.C. Patton, and C.F. Aquadro. 1980. Evolutionary genetics of birds. III. Comparative molecular evolution in N...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • A comparative summary of genetic distances in the vertebrates: patterns and correlations
  • Avise, J.C. and C.F. Aquadro. 1982. A comparative summary of genetic distances in the vertebrates: patterns and correlation...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Models of mitochondrial DNA transmission genetics and evolution in higher eukaryotes
  • Chapman, R.W., J.C. Stephens, R.A. Lansman, and J.C. Avise. 1982. Models of mitochondrial DNA transmission genetics and evo...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Polymorphism of mitochondrial DNA in populations of higher animals
  • Avise, J.C. and R.A. Lansman. 1983. Polymorphism of mitochondrial DNA in populations of higher animals. Pp. 147-164 in: Evo...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Demographic influences on mitochondrial DNA lineage survivorship in animal populations
  • Avise, J.C., J.E. Neigel, and J. Arnold. 1984. Demographic influences on mitochondrial DNA lineage survivorship in animal p...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Phylogenetic relationships of mitochondrial DNA under various demographic models of speciation
  • Neigel, J.E. and J.C. Avise. 1986. Phylogenetic relationships of mitochondrial DNA under various demographic models of spec...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Mitochondrial DNA and the evolutionary genetics of higher animals
  • Avise, J.C. 1986. Mitochondrial DNA and the evolutionary genetics of higher animals. Philosophical Transactions of the Roya...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Intraspecific phylogeography: the mitochondrial DNA bridge between population genetics and systematics
  • Avise, J.C., J. Arnold, R.M. Ball, Jr., E. Bermingham, T. Lamb, J.E. Neigel, C.A. Reeb, and N.C. Saunders. 1987. Intraspeci...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Gene trees and organismal histories: a phylogenetic approach to population biology
  • Avise, J.C. 1989. Gene trees and organismal histories: a phylogenetic approach to population biology. Evolution 43:1192-1208.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Principles of genealogical concordance in species concepts and biological taxonomy
  • Avise, J.C. and R.M. Ball, Jr. 1990. Principles of genealogical concordance in species concepts and biological taxonomy. Ox...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Gene genealogies within the organismal pedigrees of random-mating populations
  • Ball, R.M., Jr., J.E. Neigel, and J.C. Avise. 1990. Gene genealogies within the organismal pedigrees of random-mating popul...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Ten unorthodox perspectives on evolution prompted by comparative population genetic findings on mitochondrial DNA
  • Avise, J.C. 1991. Ten unorthodox perspectives on evolution prompted by comparative population genetic findings on mitochond...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Recognizing the forest for the trees: testing temporal patterns of cladogenesis using a null model of stochastic diversific...
  • Wollenberg, K., J. Arnold, and J.C. Avise. 1996. Recognizing the forest for the trees: testing temporal patterns of cladoge...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Phylogenetics and the origin of species
  • Avise, J.C. and K. Wollenberg. 1997. Phylogenetics and the origin of species. Proceedings of the National Academy of Scienc...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Sampling properties of genealogical pathways underlying population pedigrees
  • Wollenberg, K. and J.C. Avise. 1998. Sampling properties of genealogical pathways underlying population pedigrees. Evolutio...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • A comparative summary of genetic distances in the vertebrates from the mitochondrial cytochrome b gene
  • Johns, G.C. and J.C. Avise. 1998. A comparative summary of genetic distances in the vertebrates from the mitochondrial cyto...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Molecular population structure and the biogeographic history of a regional fauna: a case history with lessons for conservat...
  • Avise, J.C. 1992. Molecular population structure and the biogeographic history of a regional fauna: a case history with les...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Speciation durations and Pleistocene effects on vertebrate phylogeography
  • Avise, J.C., D. Walker, and G.C. Johns. 1998. Speciation durations and Pleistocene effects on vertebrate phylogeography. Pr...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Species realities and numbers in sexual vertebrates: perspectives from an asexually transmitted genome
  • Avise, J.C. and D. Walker. 1999. Species realities and numbers in sexual vertebrates: perspectives from an asexually transm...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Proposal for a standardized temporal scheme of biological classification for extant species
  • Avise, J.C. and G.C. Johns. 1999. Proposal for a standardized temporal scheme of biological classification for extant speci...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Cytonuclear genetic signatures of hybridization phenomena: rationale, utility, and empirical examples from fishes and other...
  • Avise, J.C. 2001. Cytonuclear genetic signatures of hybridization phenomena: rationale, utility, and empirical examples fro...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Genetic perspectives on the natural history of fish mating systems
  • DeWoody, J.A. and J.C. Avise. 2001. Genetic perspectives on the natural history of fish mating systems. Journal of Heredity...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Genetic mating systems and reproductive natural histories of fishes: lessons for ecology and evolution
  • Avise, J.C., A.G. Jones, D. Walker, J.A. DeWoody, B. Dakin, A. Fiumera, D. Fletcher, M. Mackiewicz, D. Pearse, B. Porter, a...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Microsatellite null alleles in parentage analysis
  • Dakin, E.E. and J.C. Avise. 2004. Microsatellite null alleles in parentage analysis. Heredity 93:504-509.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Phylogenetic perspectives on the evolution of parental care in ray-finned fishes
  • Mank, J.E, D.E.L. Promislow, and J.C. Avise. 2005. Phylogenetic perspectives on the evolution of parental care in ray-finne...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Sex chromosomes and male ornaments: a comparative evaluation in ray-finned fishes
  • Mank, J.E., D.W. Hall, M. Kirkpatrick, and J.C. Avise. 2006. Sex chromosomes and male ornaments: a comparative evaluation i...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Comparative phylogenetic analysis of male alternative reproductive tactics in ray-finned fishes
  • Mank, J.E. and J.C. Avise. 2006. Comparative phylogenetic analysis of male alternative reproductive tactics in ray-finned f...
  • Abstract
  • Evolution of alternative sex-determining mechanisms in Teleost fishes
  • Mank, J.E., D.E.L. Promislow, and J.C. Avise. 2006. Evolution of alternative sex-determining mechanisms in Teleost fishes. ...
  • Abstract
  • Time to standardize taxonomies
  • Avise, J.C. and D. Mitchell. 2007. Time to standardize taxonomies. Systematic Biology 56:130-133.
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • On the temporal inconsistencies of Linnean taxonomic ranks
  • Avise, J.C. and J.-X. Liu. 2011. On the temporal inconsistencies of Linnean taxonomic ranks. Biological Journal of the Linn...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Multiple mating and its relationship to alternative modes of gestation in male-pregnant versus female-pregnant fish species
  • Avise, J.C. and J.-X. Liu. 2010. Multiple mating and its relationship to alternative modes of gestation in male-pregnant ve...
  • Anecdote or Backdrop
  • Abstract
  • Multiple mating and its relationship to brood size in pregnant fishes versus pregnant mammals and other viviparous vertebrates
  • Avise, J.C. and J.-X. Liu. 2011. Multiple mating and its relationship to brood size in pregnant fishes versus pregnant mamm...
  • Abstract
  • Multiple mating and clutch size in invertebrate brooders versus pregnant vertebrates
  • Avise, J.C., A. Tatarenkov, and J.-X. Liu. 2011. Multiple mating and clutch size in invertebrate brooders versus pregnant v...
  • Abstract
  • Addendum
  • Epilogue
  • Index
  • Back Cover
Chapter 2

Sunfishes (Centrarchidae)


Native to North America, sunfishes in the family Centrarchidae are an abundant and conspicuous element of the continent's ichthyofauna. This chapter describes genetic research on topics ranging from intraspecific geographic variation in bluegills to the evolutionary consequences of introgression in hybrid-swarming basses, to speciational histories of this endemic taxonomic group, to genetic assessments of paternity and maternity in several of these nest-tending species.

Keywords


Lepomis; Micropterus; genetic parentage; hybridization; introgression; protein electrophoresis; microsatellite loci; phylogenetics; speciation; phyletic gradualism; punctuated equilibrium; heterozygosity; population structure; hybrid swarm

Introduction


JCA's baccalaureate degree (from the University of Michigan's School of Natural Resources in 1970) was in Fisheries Biology and Management. Thus, it should come as no surprise that much of his subsequent research in molecular ecology and evolution over the ensuing decades has been on fishes. His Master's degree (from the University of Texas in 1971) involved an examination of genetic variability in Mexican cavefishes (see Chapter 4), and his dissertation work for Ph.D. (from the University of California at Davis in 1975) entailed a comparison of molecular evolutionary rates in rapidly speciating minnows (Cyprinidae) versus slower speciating sunfishes (Centrarchidae). The North American sunfishes have long been of special research interest in the JCA laboratory, because of their diverse nature (with about 25 species), their usual abundance in native waterways, their interesting ecologies that include nest-building habits and large clutches that almost beg for molecular appraisals of genetic parentage, and their natural proclivity to hybridize both in natural and contrived settings. The abstracts in this chapter reflect JCA's longstanding fascination with sunfishes, some of his favorite creatures. Several of the earliest papers in this series were conducted while JCA was a laboratory technician at the Savannah River Ecology Laboratory in South Carolina, from 1971 to 1973. But his special interest in the beautiful centrarchid species has persisted to the present day.

Biochemical genetics of sunfish I. Geographic variation and subspecific intergradation in the bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus


Avise, J.C. and M.H. Smith. 1974. Biochemical genetics of sunfish I. Geographic variation and subspecific intergradation in the bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus. Evolution 28:42-56.

Anecdote or Backdrop

The bluegill sunfish is probably the most abundant and widespread freshwater fish native to the eastern United States, being found in bodies of water ranging from small rivers to huge reservoirs. Because it is so common, it proved to be a suitable candidate for one of the first range-wide genetic surveys of any fish species in the protein-electrophoretic era. On one extended road trip in February 1972, we collected this species from the Carolinas to Texas, sometimes seining the fish from icy waters that required our use of wetsuits.

Abstract

Electrophoretic variation in proteins encoded by 15 genetic loci was analyzed in 2415 bluegill (Lepomis macrochirus) representing 47 populations from 7 southern states. Populations from the Florida peninsula and southeastern Georgia (L.m. purpurescens) differ in allelic composition at several loci from populations in central and western Georgia west to Texas (L.m. macrochirus), yielding coefficients of genetic similarity below the range typifying continuously distributed conspecific populations in other vertebrates, but quite comparable to previous reports for various semispecies pairs. Within several river drainages in South Carolina and Georgia, bluegill populations are segregating for alleles from both subspecies. A closer examination of genotypic classes in a large population from the intergrade zone confirms that the two subspecies are backcrossing and are apparently fully interfertile. The high correlation of allele frequencies across locales in the hybrid zone is compatible with the hypothesis that the alleles are behaving as neutral markers of intergradation. The pattern of introgression evidences a secondary meeting of allopatrically evolved races. Since populations of L.m. purpurescens are largely confined to the Florida peninsula, it is likely that Pleistocene rises in sea level were important in their original isolation from L.m. macrochirus. Populations of bluegill within reservoirs are generally homogeneous for frequencies of common alleles at polymorphic loci, but there is significant heterogeneity in allele frequencies between reservoirs within a drainage. The magnitude of this variance is greatest in the intergrade populations of the Savannah River basin and is far less in populations of L.m. macrochirus. The bluegill examined may be characterized by three areas of relative genetic uniformity: Florida populations of L.m. purpurescens, intergrade populations, and populations of L.m. macrochirus to the west.

Addendum

The bluegill is a popular "panfish" that is widely bred commercially and used to stock farm ponds. For this reason, we confined our collecting to more natural or open habitats that probably had not been recently stocked with captive-bred specimens. This means that most of the fish surveyed in this study were captured from rivers or large open-water reservoirs, where reproduction presumably occurs naturally rather than in fish hatcheries.


Figure 2.1 Bluegill, Lepomis macrochirus.

Biochemical genetics of sunfish II. Genic similarity between hybridizing species


Avise, J.C. and M.H. Smith. 1974. Biochemical genetics of sunfish II. Genic similarity between hybridizing species. American Naturalist 108:458-472.

Anecdote or Backdrop

This study was conducted at a time when there was great interest but little empirical information about the magnitude of genetic divergence between closely related animal species. Early allozyme studies with fruit flies had shown that even sister species might differ in allelic composition at 20% or more of their structural loci, but would such observations extend to other taxa as well? Here we examined genetic divergence among nearly a dozen sunfish species that were presumed to be close evolutionary relatives, based on their well-known propensity to produce interspecific hybrid offspring.

Abstract

Electrophoretic variation in proteins encoded by 18 genetic loci was examined in 1099 specimens of 10 species of sunfish (Lepomis), a group renowned for its ability to hybridize both in the laboratory and in nature. Populations belonging to the same species show very little genic differentiation over considerable geographic ranges. Species pairs showed major differences in allelic composition at an average of about one-half of their loci, although the range is considerable. Thus, despite their ability to hybridize to the F1 generation, Lepomis species have very different gene pools. This indicates that close genic similarity is not a necessary corollary of hybridizing propensity in these fishes.

Addendum

It is now known that different vertebrate groups lose their capacity to produce viable hybrids at very different evolutionary rates, and that some vertebrates may retain this capacity for more than 10 million years.

Biochemical genetics of sunfish IV. Relationships of centrarchid genera


Avise, J.C., D.O. Straney, and M.H. Smith. 1977. Biochemical genetics of sunfish IV. Relationships of centrarchid genera. Copeia 1977:250-258.

Anecdote or Backdrop

By the mid 1970s, it was becoming evident that multi-locus protein-electrophoretic data contained at least some useful evolutionary information about conspecific populations and congeneric taxa. What remained unknown, however, was whether any such phylogenetic insights might be gleaned from allozymic comparisons among more distantly related taxa, such as species belonging to confamilial genera. This paper was one of our earliest attempts to address this issue.

Abstract

We examined electrophoretic variation in proteins encoded by 11-14 loci in species representing all 9 genera of Centrarchidae. A dendrogram based on allozyme information is compared to postulated relationships of sunfish genera based on general and specific morphologies, and on hybridizing propensity. The allozyme information correlates most strongly with that derived from a detailed study of the acoustico-lateralis system by Branson and Moore. Similarities between the two sets of data are observed (i) in the clustering together of species of Lepomis, (ii) in the clustering of Lepomis with Micropterus, (iii) in the placement of Acantharchus with Archoplites, and (iv) in the very distant relationship of Elassoma to the other centrarchid genera. Levels of genetic similarity (S) between centrarchid genera are compared to previously published levels of similarity between congeneric species of Lepomis, subspecies of Lepomis macrochirus, and geographic populations within the subspecies L.m. macrochirus and L.m. purpurescens. Mean values of S are as follows: between genera, S=0.29; between...

Dateiformat: EPUB
Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM (Digital Rights Management)

Systemvoraussetzungen:

Computer (Windows; MacOS X; Linux): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose Software Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

Tablet/Smartphone (Android; iOS): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose App Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

E-Book-Reader: Bookeen, Kobo, Pocketbook, Sony, Tolino u.v.a.m. (nicht Kindle)

Das Dateiformat EPUB ist sehr gut für Romane und Sachbücher geeignet - also für "fließenden" Text ohne komplexes Layout. Bei E-Readern oder Smartphones passt sich der Zeilen- und Seitenumbruch automatisch den kleinen Displays an. Mit Adobe-DRM wird hier ein "harter" Kopierschutz verwendet. Wenn die notwendigen Voraussetzungen nicht vorliegen, können Sie das E-Book leider nicht öffnen. Daher müssen Sie bereits vor dem Download Ihre Lese-Hardware vorbereiten.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer E-Book Hilfe.


Dateiformat: PDF
Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM (Digital Rights Management)

Systemvoraussetzungen:

Computer (Windows; MacOS X; Linux): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose Software Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

Tablet/Smartphone (Android; iOS): Installieren Sie bereits vor dem Download die kostenlose App Adobe Digital Editions (siehe E-Book Hilfe).

E-Book-Reader: Bookeen, Kobo, Pocketbook, Sony, Tolino u.v.a.m. (nicht Kindle)

Das Dateiformat PDF zeigt auf jeder Hardware eine Buchseite stets identisch an. Daher ist eine PDF auch für ein komplexes Layout geeignet, wie es bei Lehr- und Fachbüchern verwendet wird (Bilder, Tabellen, Spalten, Fußnoten). Bei kleinen Displays von E-Readern oder Smartphones sind PDF leider eher nervig, weil zu viel Scrollen notwendig ist. Mit Adobe-DRM wird hier ein "harter" Kopierschutz verwendet. Wenn die notwendigen Voraussetzungen nicht vorliegen, können Sie das E-Book leider nicht öffnen. Daher müssen Sie bereits vor dem Download Ihre Lese-Hardware vorbereiten.

Weitere Informationen finden Sie in unserer E-Book Hilfe.


Download (sofort verfügbar)

34,45 €
inkl. 19% MwSt.
Download / Einzel-Lizenz
ePUB mit Adobe DRM
siehe Systemvoraussetzungen
PDF mit Adobe DRM
siehe Systemvoraussetzungen
Hinweis: Die Auswahl des von Ihnen gewünschten Dateiformats und des Kopierschutzes erfolgt erst im System des E-Book Anbieters
E-Book bestellen

Unsere Web-Seiten verwenden Cookies. Mit der Nutzung dieser Web-Seiten erklären Sie sich damit einverstanden. Mehr Informationen finden Sie in unserem Datenschutzhinweis. Ok