Author

Jerome Martin

Date of Award

2013

Document Type

Honors Thesis

Department

Biology

First Advisor

Gordon Atkins

Abstract

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.

Subject Area

Crickets--Behavior., Crickets--Effect of sound on, Juvenile hormones

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