49 black & white illustrations, 38 colour illustrations, 16 black & white tables
Graciela Garcia, Nibia Berois, Rafael O. De Sa
Table Of Contents
DIVERSITY, LIFE HISTORY, AND REPRODUCTIVE BIOLOGY Diversity of Aplocheiloidei Marcelo Loureiro and Rafael O. de Sa Life Cycle, Reproduction, and Development in Annual Fishes: Cellular and Molecular Aspects Nibia Berois, Maria Jose Arezo, Nicolas G. Papa, and Cora Chalar Sperm and Egg Envelope Ultrastructure and Some Considerations on Its Evolutionary Meaning Magela Rodao, Jimena Montagne, Graciela A. Clivio, Nicolas G. Papa, and Gabriela Casanova Larrosa Alternative Developmental Pathways Jason E. Podrabsky, Amie L. Romney, and Kristin M. Culpepper Sex Determination and Differentiation in Annual Fishes Maria Jose Arezo, Nicolas G. Papa, Nibia Berois, Graciela Garcia, Veronica Gutierrez, and Marcelo Antonelli Annual Fishes of the Genus Nothobranchius as an Experimental Model Alessandro Cellerino Husbandry, Reproduction, and Embryo Culture of Annual Fishes under Laboratory Conditions Nicolas G. Papa, Graciela A. Clivio, and Jimena Montagne ECOLOGY AND CONSERVATION Austrolebias in Space: Scaling from Ponds to Biogeographical Regions Marcelo Loureiro, Ana Borthagaray, Daniel Hernandez, Alejandro Duarte, Veronica Pinelli, and Matias Arim The Evolutionary Ecology of African Annual Fishes Martin Reichard Tolerance of Environmental Stress Jason E. Podrabsky, Claire L. Riggs, and Josiah T. Wagner Annual Fishes (Rivulidae) from Southern Brazil: A Broad-Scale Assessment of Their Diversity and Conservation Matheus Vieira Volcan, Andrio Cardozo Goncalves, Luis Esteban Krause Lanes, and Demetrio Luis Guadagnin EVOLUTION Reproductive Behavior and Sexual Selection in Annual Fishes Carlos Passos, Bettina Tassino, Gil G. Rosenthal, and Martin Reichard Comparative Anatomy and Proliferative Zones of Adult Austrolebias Brain Gabriela Casanova Larrosa, Juan Carlos Rosillo, Silvia Olivera-Bravo, and Anabel S. Fernandez Genome of the Annual Fishes Austrolebias Dynamized by Transposable Elements Veronica Gutierrez, Nestor Rios, and Graciela Garcia Comparative Phylogeographic Patterns in Austrolebias from Different South American Basins Graciela Garcia, Veronica Gutierrez, Nestor Rios, and Rafael O. de Sa Chromosome Evolution, Divergent Meiotic Pathways, and Speciation in the Family Rivulidae Graciela Garcia Genomic Isolated Regions: Linkage Groups in Parental and Laboratory Hybrids between Austrolebias adloffi Species Group Sebastian Oviedo, Mareney Rovira, and Graciela Garcia Overview, Future Challenges, and Evolution of Annualism Rafael O. de Sa, Nibia Berois, and Graciela Garcia
Nibia Berois is a professor of cell biology and developmental biology at the Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, where she earned her PhD in biology. She is a Grade 4 researcher at Programa de Desarrollo de Ciencias Basicas (PEDECIBA) and Level 2 researcher at Sistema Nacional de Investigadores (SNI). Her research focuses on the biology of reproduction and development, with emphasis on neotropical annual fishes. She is the author of more than 40 scientific papers in her research area. Graciela Garcia is a professor of genetics at the Universidad de la Republica, Montevideo, Uruguay, where she also earned her PhD in biology. She is a Grade 4 research at PEDECIBA and Level 2 researcher at the SNI. She is the author of more than 40 scientific papers, mainly concerning neotropical annual fishes. She is, in general, an animal geneticist with special interests in the population genetics and evolution of fishes, phylogeography, and speciation in different fish models. Rafael O. de Sa is a professor of biology at the University of Richmond, Virginia. He earned his PhD in zoology from the University of Texas at Austin. He held a Fulbright Scholar Distinguished chair at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, from 2013-2014. He is a Grade 4 researcher at PEDECIBA and an associate researcher at the SNI. His general training has been as an evolutionary biologist with expertise in molecular and morphological phylogenies, systematics, and taxonomy. He is the author of over 100 papers.