Mercedes Burns

Mercedes Burns

Nov 04, 2016

Group 6 Copy 47
1
Please wait...

About This Project

Most animal species have populations with equal ratios of males and females, but some have naturally biased sex ratios. There are are many factors that cause the bias to occur-- so what happens to the under-represented sex of a species over evolutionary time? I will investigate by studying the morphology and genetics of a female-biased daddy-longlegs species (Leiobunum relictum) that seems to only occur in the geologically-unique Wichita Mountains of Oklahoma.

Blast off!

Browse Other Projects on Experiment

Related Projects

How Can We Use the Snapping Shrimp’s Hunting Ability in Everyday Engineering Applications?

Alpheus heterochaelis, better known as the Pistol Shrimp, possesses an over-sized claw that creates a cavitation...

Structural modeling of a key enzyme to combat late blight

Phytophthora infestans is the causal agent of late blight disease, which affects potato and tomato crops...

The GMO Corn Experiment

We are testing the hypothesis that wild animals such as squirrels and deer prefer non-GMO corn, and avoid...

Backer Badge Funded

A biology project funded by 24 people