Leos G. Kral

Leos G. Kral

Phone: 678-839-4023 | Fax: 678-839-6548

Email:  lkral@westga.edu

Office: Biology Building 145A


    • Ph.D., Genetics and Zoology, Michigan State University,
    • B.S., Biology, York College of the City University of New York,

    Courses and Sections

    • Courses Taught
      • BIOL-2107 (Prin of Biology I for Bio Majr)    
      • BIOL-3134 (Cell and Molecular Biology)     [ Course Materials ]
      • BIOL-3621 (Genetics)     [ Course Materials ]
      • BIOL-4666 (Evolutionary Genomics)    
      • BIOL-5666 (Evolutionary Genomics)    
      • BIOL-6999 (Thesis)    
      • BIOL-9999 (Sample Course)     [ Course Materials ]
    • Spring 2014 Sections
    • Fall 2013 Sections
      • BIOL-3621 (Genetics) Section: 01
      • BIOL-4666 (Evolutionary Genomics) Section: 01W
      • BIOL-5666 (Evolutionary Genomics) Section: 01   [View Syllabus]

    Research Interests

    • Conservation genetics of fish species that are endemic to the Tallapoosa watershed in western Georgia. Specifically, the genetic structure of the Tallappoosa darter (Etheostoma tallapoosae) and the Tallapoosa shiner (Cyprinella gibbsi) populations.
    • Evolution of centromeric protein A (CENP-A) in darters.
    • Utilization of whole genome sequences to explore adaptive variation among Tallapoosa darter populations and closely related darter species.

    Web Sites

    Selected Publications

    • Brogdon, S.M., Tabit, C.R., Kral, L.G. (2003) Population structure of the Tallapoosa darter (Etheostoma tallaposae). Southeastern Naturalist 2(4): 487-498. [View Publication]
    • Connelly, H.M., Tabit, C.R., Kral, L.G. (2006) Population structure of the Tallapoosa shiner (Cyprinella gibbsi) and the Tallapoosa darter (Etheostoma tallaposae). Southeastern Naturalist 5(1):85-92. [View Publication]
    • Kral, L.G. (2010) Multiple Nuclear Gene Analysis of the Divergence between Populations of the Tallapoosa Darter, Etheostoma tallapoosae. Southeastern Naturalist 9(2):373-384. [View Publication]
    • Fountain D.M., Kral L.G. (2011) Isolation and Characterization of the Etheostoma tallapoosae (Teleostei: Percidae) CENP-A Gene. Genes. 2(4): 829-840. [View Publication]