Document Type

Thesis

Date of Degree Completion

1969

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Chemistry

Committee Chair

Richard A. Nevé

Second Committee Member

Robert D. Gaines

Third Committee Member

John E. Meany

Abstract

Identification of the compound from the asteroid Dermasterias imbricata that evokes the swimming response in the sea anemone Stomphia coccinea was attempted. Although the compound was not identified, it was postulated to be a low molecular weight highly polar molecule of possible carbohydrate origin.

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