Creative Inquiry

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Developmental plasticity of alternative mating strategies in molly fish

Description

Characterizing the role of genetics and osmotic stress in the inheritance of male morphology and alternative behaviors in mollies

Courses (See instructor for enrollment)

Sel Topics in Creative Inq II (BIOL 4940 015)
Sel Top in Creative Inq II Lab (BIOL 4941 015)

Team Leader(s)

Margaret PtacekBiological Sciences
Mary Ramos-NegreteBiological Sciences

Accomplishments

Hogan, K., Voytko, M.* & Ptacek, M. 2015-10-24. Phenotypic plasticity in life history traits in response to salinity environment in the sailfin molly fish (Poecilia latipinna). Annual SEPEEG meeting, Eatonton, GA.
*Collins, A.T. (2012, December). Allelic variation in the melanocortin 4 receptor gene in poeciilid fishes. Presented at the Clemson Biological Sciences Annual Student Symposium (CBASS), Clemson, SC.
CI FoCI*Crawford, C. C., *Voytko, M., *Davidson, G., *Abbott, A., Hogan, K. E., Ptacek, M. B. (2015, April). The influence of salinity on activity and growth in sailfin molly fish (Poecilia latipinna). Poster presented at Clemson's Creative Inquiry Focus on Creative Inquiry, Clemson, SC.
Southeastern Ecology and Evolution Conference*Crawford, C. C., Hogan, K. E., Ptacek, M. B. (2015, March). The influence of salinity on activity and growth in sailfin molly fish (Poecilia latipinna). Poster presented at the Southeastern Ecology and Evolution conference, Athens, GA.
Clemson Biological Sciences Annual Student Symposium *Crawford, C. C., Hogan, K. E., Ptacek, M. B. (2015, February). The influence of salinity on activity and growth in sailfin molly fish (Poecilia latipinna). Poster presented at Clemson Biological Sciences Annual Student Symposium, Clemson, SC.
Evolution 2014Lange, E., Hogan, K., *Davidson, G., Ptacek, M. (2014, June). The influence of rearing environment on life history and morphological traits of sailfin molly fish (P. latipinna). Poster presented at Evolution.
*Hunter, S.N. (2010, October). New microsatellite loci for the endemic Hawaiian goby, Sicyopterus stimpsoni. Poster presented at Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG) regional meeting hosted by University of Florida, FL.
*Rice, E.W. (2012, September). The role of diet in the evolution of male morphologies in sailfin mollies. Oral presentation at the HHMI/SCLife Symposium, Clemson, SC.
*Collins, A.T. (2012, October). Allelic variation in the melanocortin 4 receptor gene in poeciilid fishes. Poster presented at Southeastern Population Ecology and Evolutionary Genetics (SEPEEG) regional meeting Clemson, SC.
*Davidson, G., *Crawford, C., *Voytko, M., Hogan, K., Ptacek, M. (2014, April). The influence of rearing environment on life history and morphological traits of sailfin molly fish (P. latipinna). Poster presented at the Focus on Creative Inquiry Poster Forum, Clemson, SC.

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