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Cypriniformes Fishes as Environmental Indicators

With this diversity in species, breadth of morphological adaptations and convergences, behaviors, breeding modes, and importance in studies of developmental biology (Danio rerio, Zebrafish), species of Cypriniformes are of great interest to ecologists and evolutionary biologists (Howes 1991, Winfield & Nelson 1991, Kottelat & Freyhof 2007, Mabee et al. 2007, Mayden et al. 2007).


Howes, G. J.. 1991. Systematics and biogeography: An overview. Pp. 1-33 in I. J. Winfield and J. S. Nelson (Eds.), Cyprinid fishes: systematics, biology and exploitation. Chapman and Hall, London.

Winfield, I. J. and J. S. Nelson (Eds.). 1991. Cyprinid fishes: systematics, biology and exploitation. Chapman and Hall, London.

Kottelat, M. and J. Freyhof. 2007. Handbook of European Freshwater Fishes. Publications Kottelat, Cornol, Switzerland.

Mabee, P.M., Arratia, G., Coburn, M., Haendel, M., Hilton, E., Lundberg, J.G., Mayden, R.L., Rios, N., Westerfield, M. 2007a. Connecting evolutionary morphology to genomics using ontologies: a case study from Cypriniformes including zebrafish. Journal of Experimental Zoology, Molecular Development and Evolution. 308B (5), 655-668.

Mabee, P.M, Ashburner, M., Cronk, Q., Gkoutos, G.V., Haendel, M., Segerdell, E., Mungal, C., Westerfield M. 2007b. Phenotype ontologies: the bridge between genomics and evolution. TREE 22: 345-350.


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This is the primary page opening to two very large research initiatives on Cypriniformes fishes: the All Cypriniformes Species Inventory (ACSI-2), funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation DEB-1022720 (Dr. Lawrence M. Page, University of Florida), DEB-1023403 (Dr. Jonathan Armbruster, Auburn University), and DEB-1021840 (Dr. Richard L. Mayden, Saint Louis University )and The Cypriniformes Tree of Life (CToL), funded by the U.S. National Science Foundation EF-0431326 (Drs. R. L. Mayden, R. M. Wood, and N. Aspinwall). You can learn more about both of these international-scale studies using the links available on this site.