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Confocal microscopy as a useful approach to describe gill rakers of Asian species of carp and native filter-feeding fishes of the upper Mississippi River system

Journal of Fish Biology

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse
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https://doi.org/10.1111/jfb.12504

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Abstract

To better understand potential diet overlap among exotic Asian species of carp and native species of filter-feeding fishes of the upper Mississippi River system, microscopy was used to document morphological differences in the gill rakers. Analysing samples first with light microscopy and subsequently with confocal microscopy, the three-dimensional structure of gill rakers in Hypophthalmichthys molitrix,Hypophthalmichthys nobilis and Dorosoma cepedianum was more thoroughly described and illustrated than previous work with traditional microscopy techniques. The three-dimensional structure of gill rakers in Ictiobus cyprinellus was described and illustrated for the first time.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Confocal microscopy as a useful approach to describe gill rakers of Asian species of carp and native filter-feeding fishes of the upper Mississippi River system
Series title:
Journal of Fish Biology
DOI:
10.1111/jfb.12504
Volume:
85
Issue:
5
Year Published:
2014
Language:
English
Publisher:
The Fisheries Society of the British Isles
Publisher location:
London
Contributing office(s):
Upper Midwest Environmental Sciences Center
Description:
8 p.
First page:
1777
Last page:
1784
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N