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Does Peripheral Administration of Serotonin Influence Agnostic Behavior in Juvenile Pinfish, Lagodon Rhomboides?

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Title: Does Peripheral Administration of Serotonin Influence Agnostic Behavior in Juvenile Pinfish, Lagodon Rhomboides?
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Sherman, Ben
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Serotonin
Fish
Agonistic Behavior
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

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Abstract: Three experiments were conducted to test the influence of peripherally administered serotonin on agonistic behavior in juvenile pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides. Focal subjects received intraperitoneal injections of serotonin in solution (at doses of 30Dg, 60Dg and 120Dg for the first, second and third experiments, respectively) or placebo. After 48 hours of physical isolation, focal subjects were introduced to groups of four conspecifics. Subject activity was video-recorded at nine sessions over 72 hours. An index of agonistic activity was calculated for each condition, serotonin and control, at each session. The index (I) was based upon advances (A) and retreats (R), and calculated I = A/(A+R). Serotonin and control conditions were compared. At the 30Dg dose, no significant difference was detected between conditions (P=0.1745) although the conditions may have behaved differently. At the 60Dg and the 120~g doses, significant differences between conditions were determined (P=0.0001 and P=0.0005) as the serotonin condition generated a consistently lower index of agonistic activity than the control condition. Logistical differences between experiments hinder determination of dose-dependent effect of treatment.
Statement of Responsibility: by Ben Sherman
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Beulig, Alfred

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Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 S55
System ID: NCFE003300:00001

Permanent Link: http://ncf.sobek.ufl.edu/NCFE003300/00001

Material Information

Title: Does Peripheral Administration of Serotonin Influence Agnostic Behavior in Juvenile Pinfish, Lagodon Rhomboides?
Physical Description: Book
Language: English
Creator: Sherman, Ben
Publisher: New College of Florida
Place of Publication: Sarasota, Fla.
Creation Date: 2003
Publication Date: 2003

Subjects

Subjects / Keywords: Serotonin
Fish
Agonistic Behavior
Genre: bibliography   ( marcgt )
theses   ( marcgt )
government publication (state, provincial, terriorial, dependent)   ( marcgt )
born-digital   ( sobekcm )
Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Notes

Abstract: Three experiments were conducted to test the influence of peripherally administered serotonin on agonistic behavior in juvenile pinfish, Lagodon rhomboides. Focal subjects received intraperitoneal injections of serotonin in solution (at doses of 30Dg, 60Dg and 120Dg for the first, second and third experiments, respectively) or placebo. After 48 hours of physical isolation, focal subjects were introduced to groups of four conspecifics. Subject activity was video-recorded at nine sessions over 72 hours. An index of agonistic activity was calculated for each condition, serotonin and control, at each session. The index (I) was based upon advances (A) and retreats (R), and calculated I = A/(A+R). Serotonin and control conditions were compared. At the 30Dg dose, no significant difference was detected between conditions (P=0.1745) although the conditions may have behaved differently. At the 60Dg and the 120~g doses, significant differences between conditions were determined (P=0.0001 and P=0.0005) as the serotonin condition generated a consistently lower index of agonistic activity than the control condition. Logistical differences between experiments hinder determination of dose-dependent effect of treatment.
Statement of Responsibility: by Ben Sherman
Thesis: Thesis (B.A.) -- New College of Florida, 2003
Electronic Access: RESTRICTED TO NCF STUDENTS, STAFF, FACULTY, AND ON-CAMPUS USE
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references.
Source of Description: This bibliographic record is available under the Creative Commons CC0 public domain dedication. The New College of Florida, as creator of this bibliographic record, has waived all rights to it worldwide under copyright law, including all related and neighboring rights, to the extent allowed by law.
Local: Faculty Sponsor: Beulig, Alfred

Record Information

Source Institution: New College of Florida
Holding Location: New College of Florida
Rights Management: Applicable rights reserved.
Classification: local - S.T. 2003 S55
System ID: NCFE003300:00001

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