Open Access Honors Program Thesis
Ozark minnow--Genetics; Ozark minnow--Morphology;
It has been hypothesized that the modern distribution of the Ozark minnow was shaped by the fragmentation of a widespread ancestral population by periodic glaciations during the late Pliocene and early Pleistocene eras (Berendzen et al., 2010). Today, the species comprises three distinct genetic clades that are: upper Mississippi and northern Ozarks, western Ozarks, and southern Ozarks. In light of this hypothesis, the objective of this study is to determine if the morphology of the fish displays differences that parallel the genetic variation. One way to determine these morphological differences within a population is to look at the geometric morphometrics of the species.
Date of Award
University Honors Designation
A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the designation University Honors
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© 2012 Sara Katherine Holmes
Holmes, Sara Katherine, "Uncovering morphological variation in light of genetic data within the Ozark minnow, Notropis nubilus" (2012). Honors Program Theses. 64.