By Sara Ostlund-Nilsson, Ian Mayer, Felicity Anne Huntingford
Highlighting the starting to be significance of the sticklebacks as a version species in rising fields similar to molecular genetics, genomics, and environmental toxicology, Biology of the Three-Spined Stickleback examines information from researchers who use reports of the stickleback to deal with quite a lot of organic concerns. This cutting-edge quantity is the 1st finished assessment of the organic study in this very important fish in additional than a decade. The publication offers present wisdom at the geographic and genetic edition of the ever present three-spined stickleback and explores the potential of any subdivision inside of at the moment famous stickleback species. It offers a precis of vital new molecular instruments to be had, and the way those instruments can be utilized to check the genetic structure and molecular foundation of evolutionary swap in several stickleback populations all over the world. The e-book additionally lays out their body structure, historic components, geographic distribution, and describes the beneficial properties in their biology that appear to advertise fast speciation. It covers reproductive habit in chronological order, and the mechanisms and choice pressures in the back of the actions that sticklebacks practice in the course of the assorted stages of the breeding season. packed with state-of-the-art info, the ebook discusses the umwelt of the three-spine stickleback, with specific connection with how that international interacts with and shapes intraspecific conversation in the course of the breeding season. It covers advancements in stickleback reproductive body structure from 1991 onward and summarizes reviews played — customarily in the fields of behavioral ecology and body structure — on a number of the less-studied stickleback species. The ebook touches at the biology, particularly the behavioral ecology, of the 15-spined stickleback. Emphasizing the significance of the sticklebacks to quite a few disciplines, this e-book provides details that's either vast and authoritative.
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Combining the data without the availability of these sequences is a pointless exercise, as P. hellenicus would still group with Culaea in the absence of any molecular evidence. Incidentally, when the mtDNA control region data available for multiple populations of P. tymensis, P. sinensis, and Japanese P. pungitius71 were included in a quick reanalysis of the molecular data, the genus Pungitius still forms a monophyletic clade, which is the sister group to Culaea. Clearly, a more rigorous, holistic analysis of the evidence is needed to resolve the debate about the origins of C.
Biology of the Three-Spined Stickleback (Marine Biology) by Sara Ostlund-Nilsson, Ian Mayer, Felicity Anne Huntingford