Event Title

Evaluation of Phonotactic Behavior in Male-exposed Female Acheta domesticus

Presenter Information

Janelle An, Andrews UniversityFollow

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Session

Department of Biology

Event Website

https://www.andrews.edu/services/research/research_events/conferences/urs_honors_poster_symposium/index.html

Start Date

3-26-2021 2:40 PM

End Date

3-26-2021 3:00 PM

Department

Biology

Description

Phonotaxis can be defined as the movement of organisms in response to an auditory stimulus. It plays an important role in helping an animal find a potential mate. Thus, it is worthwhile to understand what factors may influence it. This study investigates possible changes in phonotaxis of young females when raised with males but not allowed to mate. Preliminary results show a significant difference in the behavioral response of young male-exposed females when compared to those of virgin females. These results suggest that factors other than mating may alter the female’s response and its underlying neural elements that control behavior.

Acknowledgments

Advisor: Benjamin Navia

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Evaluation of Phonotactic Behavior in Male-exposed Female Acheta domesticus

Phonotaxis can be defined as the movement of organisms in response to an auditory stimulus. It plays an important role in helping an animal find a potential mate. Thus, it is worthwhile to understand what factors may influence it. This study investigates possible changes in phonotaxis of young females when raised with males but not allowed to mate. Preliminary results show a significant difference in the behavioral response of young male-exposed females when compared to those of virgin females. These results suggest that factors other than mating may alter the female’s response and its underlying neural elements that control behavior.

https://digitalcommons.andrews.edu/honors-undergraduate-poster-symposium/2021/symposium/6