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dc.contributor.advisorDavidowitz, Goggyen
dc.contributor.authorBoyle, Elise Morgan*
dc.creatorBoyle, Elise Morganen
dc.date.accessioned2017-07-27T17:50:10Z
dc.date.available2017-07-27T17:50:10Z
dc.date.issued2016
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/624921
dc.description.abstractConducting research on resource allocation is essential to understanding growth, development and the distribution of resources in organisms. Studies have shown that because resources in an organism are limited, they are allocated to certain structures of the body, and tradeoffs are made between these structures, particularly when changes are induced in those organisms. In this study, we investigate how resources are distributed in moths that have undergone pupal orchiectomies (removal of the testes) compared to those that have not, in longevity and dry weight experiments. We find evidence that thorax weights differ between sham and surgery individuals, and that survival differs between individuals with and without testes. Our findings indicate that the distribution of resources is determined by structure size, as opposed to structure proximity.
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en
dc.titleManduca sexta pupal orchiectomy: an exploration and application of surgical methods in resource allocation experimentsen_US
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dc.typeElectronic Thesisen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen
thesis.degree.levelbachelorsen
thesis.degree.disciplineHonors Collegeen
thesis.degree.disciplineEcology and Evolutionary Biologyen
thesis.degree.nameB.S.en
refterms.dateFOA2018-09-11T21:44:55Z
html.description.abstractConducting research on resource allocation is essential to understanding growth, development and the distribution of resources in organisms. Studies have shown that because resources in an organism are limited, they are allocated to certain structures of the body, and tradeoffs are made between these structures, particularly when changes are induced in those organisms. In this study, we investigate how resources are distributed in moths that have undergone pupal orchiectomies (removal of the testes) compared to those that have not, in longevity and dry weight experiments. We find evidence that thorax weights differ between sham and surgery individuals, and that survival differs between individuals with and without testes. Our findings indicate that the distribution of resources is determined by structure size, as opposed to structure proximity.


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