TitleThe interrelationships of Acanthomorph fishes: A total evidence approach using molecular and morphological data
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2000
AuthorsWiley, III EO, Johnson DG, Dimmick WW
JournalBiochemical Systematics and Ecology
KeywordsAnatomy and Histology - Gross anatomy, Biochemistry studies - General 11102, Chordata: general and systematic - Pisces 00504, General biology - Taxonomy, Genetics - Animal 10060, nomenclature and terminology 03506, Osteichthyes [85206] Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics maximum parsimony analysis Molecular Genetics Systematics and Taxonomy 28S ribosomal nuclear gene DNA Pisces Vertebrata Chordata Animalia 62510
AbstractDNA sequence and morphological data were analyzed for specimens of twenty-five species of acanthomorph fishes and two specimens representing the outgroups Aulopiformes and Myctophiformes. A 572 base-pair (bp) segment of the 12S ribosomal mitochondrial gene, 1112 bp from three regions of the 28S ribosomal nuclear gene, and 38 morphological transformation series were analyzed under the criterion of maximum parsimony. The total evidence analysis resulted in a set of four most parsimonious trees. Relationships common to all trees are largely congruent with the hypothesis articulated by Johnson and Patterson (1993. Bull. Mar. Sci. 52, 554-626).

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