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Flightless Fruit Fly Kits

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Flightless Fruit Fly Kits is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 1.
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For a class of 32 students working in teams of 4. Losing flies has always been a problem when working with Drosophila, especially for the novice. Our Flightless Fruit Fly Kit solves this problem by using flightless strains that contain the miniature mutation. These flies have wings too small for sustained flight, making them easier to handle and study.

 
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Intermediate - Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.

For a class of 32 students working in teams of 4. Losing flies has always been a problem when working with Drosophila, especially for the novice. Our Flightless Fruit Fly Kit solves this problem by using flightless strains that contain the miniature mutation. These flies have wings too small for sustained flight, making them easier to handle and study.

With the Flightless Fruit Fly Kit, students make crosses of sepia with wild-type red eyes (monohybrid cross), white with wild-type red eyes (sex-linked cross), and apterous with sepia (dihybrid cross).
 
 
 
 
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Well Worthwhile - A Must for Teaching Genetics! The common fruit fly has been a major focus in genetics studies for decades. Its 2-3 week generation time makes it easy to follow traits like eye color, wing characteristics, body color, etc. The flightless fruit flies are much easier to maneuver between vials if it is necessary to do so without anesthetizing them. The one tedious and perhaps most difficult part to this experiment is selecting female virgins for crosses. It requires waiting and watching carefully for them to emerge from the pupa. You then have a fragile 10 or so hours to grab them before they are inseminated by other males dwelling with them.
Date published: 2009-02-25
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