In the past 20 years, fish cytogenetics has become an essential tool in fields as diverse as systematics and evolution, conservation, aquaculture and more recently, genomics. This book is organized in four sections (systematics and evolution; biodiversity conservation; stock assessment and aquaculture; genomics) covering the major fields of present fish cytogenetic research. The eighteen contributions from thirteen countries which make up this book, provide a comprehensive picture of the ongoing research around the world. Due to the diversified arrays of themes approached, including speciation and evolution, biodiversity and conservation and genomics, the book is addressed not only to specialists in cytogenetics but to all scientists interested in fish biology.
Chromosomal Differentiation in Bitterlings (Pisces, Cyprinidae); Chromosome Variability in Gymnotiformes (Teleostei: Ostariophysi); The Evolutionary Role of Hybridization and Polyploidy in an Iberian Cyprinid Fish-A Cytogenetic Review; Chromosomal Changes and Stasis in Marine Fish Groups; Karyotypic Evolution in Neotropical Fishes; Chromosomal Evolution in Mugilidae, Mugilomorpha: An Overview; Chromosome Evolution in the Neotropical Erythrinidae Fish Family: An Overview; Cytogenetics as a Tool Box in Fish Conservation: The Present Situation in Europe; Cytogenetic Studies and Reproductive Strategies of an Invasive Fish Species, the Silver Crucian Carp (Carassius Auratus Gibelio Bloch); Chromosomal Analysis in Population Structuring and Stock Identification, Robertsonian Polymorphism in the White Sea Herring (Clupea pallasi marisalbi); Cytogenetic Characteristics of Interspecific Hybrids and Chromosome Set Manipulated Finfish " NoR Markers in the Identification and Management of Cultured Fish Species: The Case of Rainbow Trout Stocks Reared in Brazil; Fish Analysis of Fish Transposable Elements: Tracking Down Mobile DNA Teleost Genomes; Polyploidy in Acipenseriformes: Cytogenetic and Molecular Approaches; Diversity in Isochore Structure and Chromosome Banding in Fish; Chromosomes and Repetitive DNAs: A Contribution to the Knowledge of the Fish Genome; Application of Fluorescence in situ Hybridization (FISH) to Genome Mapping in Fishes; Molecular Markers in Cartilaginous Fish Cytogenetics