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Carolina® Chromatography of Drosophila Eye Pigments Kit (with voucher)



Intermediate—Easy to perform; requires some background knowledge.
This hands-on kit helps you teach your students about the properties of biochemical pathways, enzymes, and the relationship between genotype and phenotype. Your students gain experience working with 1 of the most prevalent model organisms, Drosophila melanogaster, while performing paper chromatography on the eye pigments of 5 different mutant strains. Some of the mutant eyes look very similar but produce vastly different chromatograms, and some of them look very different but produce very similar chromatograms. This makes it clear to students which eye pigments are missing, or are in excess, in each mutant strain.

Kit includes sufficient materials for 8 groups of up to 4 students, teacher's manual with reproducible student guide, and a voucher to request the perishable materials later at your convenience. Contact us or return the voucher to request delivery of perishable materials. Note: Please order at least 2 weeks in advance of desired ship date. Among the items needed but not supplied is a UV light source (such as our item #154683 UV Lamp, available separately).


Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
  • Limited Qty: Miscellaneous - This product is/contains a limited quantity of a DOT regulated hazardous material. This item will not incur a hazmat fee when shipped by ground. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
What’s Included:
  • 2 wild-type Drosophila Cultures (voucher item)
  • 2 rosy Drosophila Cultures (voucher item)
  • 2 white Drosophila Cultures (voucher item)
  • 2 brown Drosophila Cultures (voucher item)
  • 2 sepia Drosophila Cultures (voucher item)
  • 10 Empty Drosophila Vials with Plugs
  • 1 FlyNap® Anesthetic Kit
  • 1 Filter Paper
  • 10 Pipets
  • 10 Pellet Pestles
  • 8 Tall Deli Cups with Lids
  • 12 Sorting Brushes
  • 1 Chromatography Solution, 200 mL
  • Carolina® Drosophila Manual
  • 1 Teacher’s Manual with Reproducible Student Guide
Needed But Not Included:
  •  UV Light Source (such as item #154683 UV Lamp)
  •  Aluminum Foil
  •  Paper Towels
  •  Dissecting Microscope
  •  Access to Fume Hood (recommended)
  •  Dark Area (for drying and viewing chromatograms)
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.


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