Masters ThesisMitochondrial DNA variation among populations of Megaselia sulphurizona Borgmeier (Diptera: Phoridae): evidence for a cryptic species complexDuquette, Marc RolandWith over 1,300 known species, the genus Megaselia Rondani is the largest phorid genus, largely the result of high cryptic diversity and a past tendency for researchers to lump species into the genus that defied convenient classification. For many of . . .
Masters ThesisTrujillo, AndreinaTunneling nanotubes (TNTs) have been recently discovered as an essential form of cell-cell communication in multicellular organisms. Although TNTs appear to be an important cell-cell signaling pathway, its mechanism of formation and functions are st . . .
Masters ThesisRiverscape genetics identifies a cryptic lineage of speckled dace (Rhinichthys osculus) in the Klamath-Trinity BasinWiesenfeld, Jesse C.Cataloging biodiversity is of utmost importance given that habitat destruction has dramatically increased extinction rates. While the presence of cryptic species poses challenges for biodiversity assessment, molecular analysis has proven useful in unc . . .
Masters ThesisDistribution, genetic differentiation, and assortative mating of distinct morphotypes of Diaulula sandiegensis, a nudibranch with high dispersal potentialKelly, Julie A.Diaulula sandiegensis (Cooper, 1862), a northern Pacific nudibranch, has considerable phenotypic variation in dorsal spotting pattern throughout its range. Experiments were conducted to test the possibility that D. sandiegensis is a complex of unrecog . . .