Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University


Vance, Carrie Kim

Committee Member

Kouba, Andrew

Committee Member

Songsasen, Nucharin

Date of Degree


Original embargo terms

Embargo 1 Year

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access


Agricultural Life Sciences (Animal Physiology)

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.)


College of Agriculture and Life Sciences


Department of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Entomology and Plant Pathology


Amidst the amphibian extinction crisis, in situ and ex situ amphibian species conservation initiatives utilize assisted reproductive technologies for optimal genetic management of captive and wild populations. Development of effective, simple, low-cost methods for obtaining gametes for artificial fertilization, sperm biobanking, or natural breeding alleviates obstacles for institutions or programs to apply reproductive technologies. Objectives herein include investigating the efficacy of alternative hormones for inducing spermiation, an alternative hormone administration route for inducing ovulation, exploring the physiological effects of hormone therapy, and utilizing sperm from deceased animals for biobanking.

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