Carol A Stepien

Summary

Affiliation: University of Toledo
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc A population genetic window into the past and future of the walleye Sander vitreus: relation to historic walleye and the extinct "blue pike" S. v. "glaucus"
    Amanda E Haponski
    The Great Lakes Genetics Genomics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43616, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 14:133. 2014
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity of invasive species in the Great Lakes versus their Eurasian source populations: insights for risk analysis
    Carol A Stepien
    Lake Erie Center and Department of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Risk Anal 25:1043-60. 2005
  3. doi request reprint Systematics of the greenside darter Etheostoma blennioides complex: consensus from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences
    Carol A Stepien
    Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43616, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:434-47. 2010
  4. doi request reprint Signatures of vicariance, postglacial dispersal and spawning philopatry: population genetics of the walleye Sander vitreus
    C A Stepien
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43616, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:3411-28. 2009
  5. doi request reprint Invasion genetics of the Eurasian round goby in North America: tracing sources and spread patterns
    Joshua E Brown
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Rd, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:64-79. 2009
  6. doi request reprint Molecular, morphological, and biogeographic resolution of cryptic taxa in the Greenside Darter Etheostoma blennioides complex
    Amanda E Haponski
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 49:69-83. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Escape from the Ponto-Caspian: evolution and biogeography of an endemic goby species flock (Benthophilinae: Gobiidae: Teleostei)
    Matthew E Neilson
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Rd, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 52:84-102. 2009
  8. doi request reprint Ancient divisions, recent expansions: phylogeography and population genetics of the round goby Apollonia melanostoma
    Joshua E Brown
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:2598-615. 2008
  9. pmc Accurate detection and quantification of the fish viral hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv) with a two-color fluorometric real-time PCR assay
    Lindsey R Pierce
    Great Lakes Genetics Genomics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e71851. 2013
  10. doi request reprint A new StaRT-PCR approach to detect and quantify fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv): enhanced quality control with internal standards
    Lindsey R Pierce
    Great Lakes Genetics Genomics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43616, United States
    J Virol Methods 189:129-42. 2013

Collaborators

  • Mohamed Faisal
  • Kevin A Feldheim
  • Lindsey R Pierce
  • Amanda E Haponski
  • Joshua E Brown
  • James C Willey
  • Erin L Crawford
  • Brian S Shepherd
  • Vrushalee V Palsule
  • Osvaldo J Sepulveda-Villet
  • Matthew E Neilson
  • Robert K Kim
  • Douglas W Leaman
  • Lauren M Stanoszek
  • Jiyoun Yeo

Detail Information

Publications15

  1. pmc A population genetic window into the past and future of the walleye Sander vitreus: relation to historic walleye and the extinct "blue pike" S. v. "glaucus"
    Amanda E Haponski
    The Great Lakes Genetics Genomics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43616, USA
    BMC Evol Biol 14:133. 2014
    ..v. "glaucus" -described from Lakes Erie and Ontario, which became extinct. Walleye with turquoise-colored mucus also are evaluated, since some have questioned whether these are related to the "blue pike"...
  2. ncbi request reprint Genetic diversity of invasive species in the Great Lakes versus their Eurasian source populations: insights for risk analysis
    Carol A Stepien
    Lake Erie Center and Department of Earth, Ecological and Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Risk Anal 25:1043-60. 2005
    ..In conclusion, high genetic variability, large numbers of founders, and multiple founding sources likely significantly contribute to the risk of an exotic species introduction's success and persistence...
  3. doi request reprint Systematics of the greenside darter Etheostoma blennioides complex: consensus from nuclear and mitochondrial DNA sequences
    Carol A Stepien
    Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43616, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 57:434-47. 2010
    ..Future study with greater sample sizes in the southern watersheds, coupling morphological analyses with additional nuclear gene phylogenies, is recommended to further investigate the relationships within the greenside darter complex...
  4. doi request reprint Signatures of vicariance, postglacial dispersal and spawning philopatry: population genetics of the walleye Sander vitreus
    C A Stepien
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43616, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:3411-28. 2009
    ..Conservation management practices should preserve genetic identity and unique characters among these divergent walleye populations...
  5. doi request reprint Invasion genetics of the Eurasian round goby in North America: tracing sources and spread patterns
    Joshua E Brown
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Rd, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Ecol 18:64-79. 2009
    ..Substantial genetic variation, multiple founding sources, large number of propagules, and population structure thus likely aided the goby's ecological success...
  6. doi request reprint Molecular, morphological, and biogeographic resolution of cryptic taxa in the Greenside Darter Etheostoma blennioides complex
    Amanda E Haponski
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 49:69-83. 2008
    ..Samples of the former E. b. pholidotum from the Great Lakes/Wabash River clade are less divergent, with diversity increasing to the southwest, reflecting allopatric fragmentation and isolation by distance...
  7. ncbi request reprint Escape from the Ponto-Caspian: evolution and biogeography of an endemic goby species flock (Benthophilinae: Gobiidae: Teleostei)
    Matthew E Neilson
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Rd, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 52:84-102. 2009
    ..Invasiveness is widespread in freshwater and euryhaline taxa of Neogobius, Proterorhinus, Babka, and Ponticola; but not in marine species, Mesogobius, or tadpole gobies...
  8. doi request reprint Ancient divisions, recent expansions: phylogeography and population genetics of the round goby Apollonia melanostoma
    Joshua E Brown
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Ecol 17:2598-615. 2008
    ..Our results highlight how vicariance and anthropogenic disturbances have shaped a rapidly expanding species' genetic heritage...
  9. pmc Accurate detection and quantification of the fish viral hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv) with a two-color fluorometric real-time PCR assay
    Lindsey R Pierce
    Great Lakes Genetics Genomics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e71851. 2013
    ..This new assay is rapid, inexpensive, and has significantly greater accuracy than other published qRT-PCR tests and traditional cell culture diagnostics. ..
  10. doi request reprint A new StaRT-PCR approach to detect and quantify fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv): enhanced quality control with internal standards
    Lindsey R Pierce
    Great Lakes Genetics Genomics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43616, United States
    J Virol Methods 189:129-42. 2013
    ..Our results show that the StaRT-PCR test accurately and reliably detects and quantifies VHSv...
  11. ncbi request reprint Broad- to fine-scale population genetic patterning in the smallmouth bass Micropterus dolomieu across the Laurentian Great Lakes and beyond: an interplay of behaviour and geography
    Carol A Stepien
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Ecol 16:1605-24. 2007
    ..Conservation management practices thus should preserve genetic identity and unique characters among smallmouth bass populations...
  12. pmc Gene Diversification of an Emerging Pathogen: A Decade of Mutation in a Novel Fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia (VHS) Substrain since Its First Appearance in the Laurentian Great Lakes
    Carol A Stepien
    Great Lakes Genetics Genomics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio, 43616, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 10:e0135146. 2015
    ..Such rapid evolutionary differentiation may allow new viral variants to evade fish host recognition and immune responses, facilitating long-time persistence along with expansion to new geographic areas...
  13. doi request reprint Waterscape genetics of the yellow perch (Perca flavescens): patterns across large connected ecosystems and isolated relict populations
    Osvaldo J Sepulveda-Villet
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, Toledo, OH 43616, USA
    Mol Ecol 21:5795-826. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Microsatellite loci for Ponto-Caspian gobies: markers for assessing exotic invasions
    Kevin A Feldheim
    Field Museum of Natural History, 1400 South Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60605, USA Lake Erie Center and the Department of Environmental Sciences, The University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Toledo, OH 43618, USA
    Mol Ecol Resour 9:639-44. 2009
    ..Populations conformed to Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium expectations, averaging five to 15 alleles per locus and 0.11 to 0.67 mean heterozygosity. Allelic variation significantly differentiated among all taxa and populations...
  15. doi request reprint Evolution and biogeography of an emerging quasispecies: diversity patterns of the fish Viral Hemorrhagic Septicemia virus (VHSv)
    Lindsey R Pierce
    Great Lakes Genetics Laboratory, Lake Erie Center and Department of Environmental Sciences, University of Toledo, 6200 Bayshore Road, Oregon, OH 43616, USA
    Mol Phylogenet Evol 63:327-41. 2012
    ..This study provides a baseline for future tracking of VHSv spread and interpreting its evolutionary diversification pathways...