Title

Examination of the hematopoietic tissue of Sicyonia ingentis to verify that it is truly the hematopoietic tissue.

Authors

Kristin Bayuk

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

2001

Abstract

At one point Dr. Martin thought he had identified the hematopoietic tissue in the Sicyonia ingentis shrimp. However, further work suggested that these particular organs were more likely involved in the clearance of foreign materials from the body. Further work has identified another thin, indistinct film between the foregut and the exoskeleton which may be the true hematopoietic tissue. My project will involve verifying that this film is indeed the hematopoietic tissue. I will inject the shrimp with bacteria, substantially decreasing their total red blood cell count, and then look at the identified tissue and check for a significant increase in the mitotic index. This will help confirm whether this film is actually the hematopoietic tissue.

Advisor

Gary Martin

Department

bio

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