Thursday, April 6, 2017

Isabella Steiner Investigates Salamanders

Biology major Isabella Steiner will reveal the results of her study "A Population on its Way Out? Investigating the Population Size and Ploidy of Ambystomid Salamanders at the Ashland University Black Fork Wetlands" on Tuesday at the 2017 URCA Symposium during the 11:45 a.m. poster session in the Alumni Room.

With support from her faculty sponsor, Prof. Merrill Tawse (Biology/Toxicology), Isabella asked the question whether the ambystomid salamanders is a stable, increasing or a declining population. After trapping, counting and categorizing the salamanders, they were then tested for polyploidy (occurrence of additional sets of chromosomes). Find out the results at #URCA2017.

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