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Bernardo BartolomeoFollow

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Biology

Anticipated Graduation Year

2020

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Open Access

Abstract

The focus of this study involves E. masquinongy, which is a carnivorous and freshwater fish, and the effects of water temperature on fish development. Global climate change has caused an increase in water temperatures that is beginning to surpass the optimal spawning temperatures of E. masquinongy (50-60 ℉). To determine the full effects of increased water temperature on fish development, fish were cleared and stained using the enzyme, trypsin, to make flesh transparent. Alizarin red used to stain bone, and alcian blue used to stain cartilage. Data was collected focusing on bone mineralization based on uptake of alizarin red stain.

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Terry Grande, Lab Director, Biology Department

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The Effects of Water Temperature on the Bone Development of Esox masquinongy

The focus of this study involves E. masquinongy, which is a carnivorous and freshwater fish, and the effects of water temperature on fish development. Global climate change has caused an increase in water temperatures that is beginning to surpass the optimal spawning temperatures of E. masquinongy (50-60 ℉). To determine the full effects of increased water temperature on fish development, fish were cleared and stained using the enzyme, trypsin, to make flesh transparent. Alizarin red used to stain bone, and alcian blue used to stain cartilage. Data was collected focusing on bone mineralization based on uptake of alizarin red stain.