Professor of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University of Nebraska–Lincoln
Professor of Molecular Evolution, University of Texas at Austin
and Director, Texas Memorial Museum
In core samples taken from deep beneath Yellowstone Lake, Sherilyn Fritz and Edward Theriot discovered the origin of a new species, a single-celled diatom named the Yellowstone diatom. Visitors to the museum exhibit examine the fascinating world of diatoms, view the new diatom through a microscope, and explore the most complete fossil record of the evolution of a new species.
Explore the web pages of Dr. Fritz and Dr. Theriot.
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