College

Buchtel College of Arts and Sciences (BCAS)

Date of Last Revision

2020-05-07 11:26:38

Major

Biology

Honors Course

Senior Honors Program in Biology (3100:499)

Number of Credits

3

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2020

Abstract

Here I characterized the central neuroanatomy of the Blackspotted Rockskipper, Entomacrodus striatus, native to French Polynesia. The neuroanatomy of E. striatus has not been studied prior to this paper. I used several histology and antibody staining techniques to accomplish this, including Crystal Violet, immunohistochemistry, immunofluorescence, and Bielschowsky’s Silver Nitrate staining. This paper describes the most successful techniques used, identifies major structures in the species’ neuroanatomy, and also explains why studying E. striatus is important in the future of vertebrate research.

Research Sponsor

Richard Londraville

First Reader

Jordan Renna

Second Reader

Qin Liu

Honors Faculty Advisor

Brian Bagatto

Honors Thesis-Final.pdf (650 kB)
Final Submission

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