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Natural Selection with Drosophila Kit (with Perishables)

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Bringing a realistic model of natural selection and evolution into your classroom has never been easier. Using the model organism Drosophila melanogaster, students introduce a single advantageous "mutation" (red eyes) into a population of white-eyed "ancestral" strain flies. They then observe and calculate the new trait's spread and the shift in population phenotypes over generations. The fitness advantage offered by the "mutation" classically exhibits evolution by natural selection-and your students can see it happen right in the classroom. This kit is designed for 32 students working cooperatively in 8 groups of 4.

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Components Qty Included?
Vials of White-eyed Drosophila  5 Included
Vials of Wild-type Drosophila  1 Included
FlyNap® Kit 1 Included
Culture Vials with Plugs 72 Included
Vial Labels 72 Included
Sorting Brushes 12 Included
Sorting Cards 100 Included
Formula 4-24® Instant Drosophila Medium, 1 L 1 Included
Carolina™ Drosophila Manual 9 Included
Teacher's Manual and Reproducible Student Guide 1 Included
Stereomicroscopes 8 Needed, Not included
Morgues (sealable containers with detergent or 70% ethanol and water) 2 Needed, Not included
White Paper 8 Needed, Not included
Pens Needed, Not included

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