Date of Award
The purpose of this experiment is to determine the effect of the actin kinase inhibitor, latrunculin B, on previously unselective crickets. We expected the injecion of a mixture of latrunculin B and juvenile hormones (JHIII) into the prothoracic ganglion would cause a reduction in the affect of JHIII in older crickets, causing them to remain unselective. Based on the results we can conclude that latrunculin B reduces the effect of JHIII, which indicates that creating new synapses is at least a partial effect of JHIII.
Martin, Jerome, "Effect of Latrunculin B on Phonotaxis in Induced Selective Crickets Treated With JHIII (Acheta domesticus)" (2013). Honors Theses. 66.
Crickets--Behavior., Crickets--Effect of sound on, Juvenile hormones