Faculty Mentor(s)

Evan Lampert, Steve Pearson

Campus

Gainesville

Proposal Type

Presentation - completed/ongoing

Subject Area

Biology

Location

Nesbitt 3201

Start Date

23-3-2018 1:00 PM

End Date

23-3-2018 2:00 PM

Description/Abstract

Chrysodeixis Includens (Soybean loopers) have a wide range of food sources. We wanted to find out the effects that iridoid glycosides(IGs) and pyrrolizidine alkaloids(PAs) on chrysodeixis includens eating habits. We tested this by giving the Soybean loopers Cabbage leaves treated with the solutions made from IGs and PAs with ethanol as the independent variable. To determine if there a significant difference between two solutions we tested three things being the percent area eaten, the mass of the cabbage eaten, and the mass gained by of the caterpillars. According to our studies, the chrysodeixis includens did eat PAs in slightly fewer amounts than regular ethanol or IG.

Share

COinS
 
Mar 23rd, 1:00 PM Mar 23rd, 2:00 PM

Effects of Iridoid Glycosides and Pyrrolizidine Alkaloids on Eating habits of Chrysodeixis Includens

Nesbitt 3201

Chrysodeixis Includens (Soybean loopers) have a wide range of food sources. We wanted to find out the effects that iridoid glycosides(IGs) and pyrrolizidine alkaloids(PAs) on chrysodeixis includens eating habits. We tested this by giving the Soybean loopers Cabbage leaves treated with the solutions made from IGs and PAs with ethanol as the independent variable. To determine if there a significant difference between two solutions we tested three things being the percent area eaten, the mass of the cabbage eaten, and the mass gained by of the caterpillars. According to our studies, the chrysodeixis includens did eat PAs in slightly fewer amounts than regular ethanol or IG.