Event Title

The Role of the Caudofemoralis Longus Muscle in Alligator Locomotion

Presenter Information

Jessica Joneson

Presentation Type

Poster & Oral Presentation

College

College of Natural Sciences

Major

Biology

Location

Event Center B

Faculty Mentor

Dr.Tomasz Owerkowicz

Start Date

2-27-2013 10:10 AM

End Date

2-27-2013 6:00 PM

Abstract

To determine the function of the Caudofemoralis Longus, a well developed muscle in the tails of reptiles with sprawling gaits, we cut the tendon to the CFFL in juvenile American alligators. Altered animals exhibited no changes in loco motor patterns based on before and after footage, and compared to controls.

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Feb 27th, 10:10 AM Feb 27th, 6:00 PM

The Role of the Caudofemoralis Longus Muscle in Alligator Locomotion

Event Center B

To determine the function of the Caudofemoralis Longus, a well developed muscle in the tails of reptiles with sprawling gaits, we cut the tendon to the CFFL in juvenile American alligators. Altered animals exhibited no changes in loco motor patterns based on before and after footage, and compared to controls.