Faculty Advisor

Buckholt, Michael Allan

Faculty Advisor

Gibson, Daniel G

Faculty Advisor

Mathews, Lauren M.

Abstract

Females of the species Orconectes limosus have shown a preference for virgin males over those which had mated recently, when given the choice in prior studies. It was hypothesized that a depletion in sperm stores in the males could be an explanation for this preference. Using conventional methods such as microdissection, resin embedding, and light and electron microscopy, we attempted to show evidence of this depletion and the sperm’s deposition within the female's spermatheca.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2012

Major

Biology and Biotechnology

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Biology and Biotechnology

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