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Assortative Mating in the Tropical Sea Urchin Lytechinus Variegatus

Title: Assortative Mating in the Tropical Sea Urchin Lytechinus Variegatus.
Name(s): Moscoso, Jose A., author
Department of Biological Science
Type of Resource: text
Genre: Text
Issuance: monographic
Date Issued: 2015
Physical Form: computer
online resource
Extent: 1 online resource
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: Lytechinus variegatus, a widely known species of sea urchins, exist in different color morphs. Previous studies have shown that gamete recognition proteins are related to color expression in Echinoderms. In this study, crosses within and between color morphs of L. variegatus were done to assess assortative fertilization, and field measurements of aggregation and color frequency to determine behavioral and genetic components of assortative mating. Differences in fertilization success were discovered between color morphs and evidence was found for color aggregation as well as phenotypic effects in the distribution of colors in a population of L. variegatus.
Identifier: FSU_migr_uhm-0490 (IID)
Keywords: urchins, assortative mating, Lytechinus, sea urchin, fertilization
Submitted Note: A Thesis submitted to the Department of Biological Science in partial fulfillment of the requirements for graduation with Honors in the Major.
Degree Awarded: Spring Semester, 2015.
Date of Defense: April 5, 2015.
Subject(s): Marine biology
Population biology
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Host Institution: FSU
Is Part of Series: Honors Theses.

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Moscoso, J. A. (2015). Assortative Mating in the Tropical Sea Urchin Lytechinus Variegatus. Retrieved from