Date of Award

12-1983

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Biological Sciences

First Advisor

Dr. H. David Hammond

Abstract

Thin Layer Chromatography in a three solvent system was used to determine the amino acid components in the nectar of three milkweed species. The amino acid complements differed in each species, indicating possible use as a chemosystematic character. The differences in the types of nectarivores or pollinators that visited each species. However, where floral color variations were observed in two of the species, no variation was seen in their respective amino acid complements.

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