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  • Spotted Wing Drosophila (SWD)

    The Spotted Wing Drosophila, (SWD) scientifically known as Drosophila suzukii Matsumura, is not your average fruit fly. Going by multiple aliases such as the cherry fruit fly or the cherry vinegar fly, the SWD has made a rather unattractive name for itself. The Spotted Wing Drosophila’s Taxonomic Tree is as follows: Domain: Eukaryota, Kingdom: Metazoa, Phylum: Arthropoda, Subphylum: Uniramia, Class: Insect, Order: Diptera, Family: Drosophilidae, Genus: Drosophila, and Specieis: Drosophila suzukii. Lifecycle of the SWD is highly affected by the climate and weather. D. suzukii develops through three larval instars, and development from egg to adult has taken from 8 days 2 h to 10 days 3 h at 25 degrees C/77 degrees F, and from 21 days…

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  • Drosophila Melanogaster Research Paper

    Introduction When analyzing biological processes and development, Drosophila melanogaster is an ideal organism to utilize. Compared to other organisms, the functions of D. melanogaster are easier to manipulate due to its quick sedation time from carbon dioxide. These flies can be sedated in less than ten seconds with a carbon dioxide flow rate of 5L/min. D. melanogaster also produces offspring in a short amount of time (roughly 10 days at 25 degrees Celsius), which makes it a desirable species…

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  • Drosophila Fruit Flies: Article Analysis

    This review article describes how the mating decision of Drosophila fruit flies is dependent of first the male’s choice to mate and then the female’s choice to accept or reject the male. The article simplifies the mating by the neurobiology behind the male’s choice and then the female’s choice. Furthermore, the article describes how males rely on chemical signals to detect suitable courtship objects and distinguish female flies from males. According to the article, males courtship is based on…

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  • Drosophila Melanogaster Lab Report

    The simple but revolutionary organism Drosophila melanogaster has intricate properties that are studied to find its relations with human genes. Not only is D. melanogaster a model organism for its rapid growth, inexpensive culturing, and easy modifications, the Drosophila can provide more in-depth scientific analysis that can solve human diseases. The model organism D. melanogaster is studied to find ground-breaking research in neurology, sleep, cancer, and drug discovery. The multivariable…

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  • Drosophila Melanogaster Characteristics

    Drosophila melanogaster, a species of common fruit flies, is widely used for biological research in studies amongst geneticists around the world. For many different reasons, these miniature organisms have become a favorite model organism for geneticists, biologists, physiologists, and many other scientists today, the obvious ones being their low cost, easy maintenance, ten-day generation time, and the fact that they produce large quantities of progeny. Besides these reasons, this species has…

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  • Drosophila Melanogaster Experiment

    Drosophila melanogaster is a group of flies normally known as a common fruit fly, and widely used as an experimental organisms because they possess the ability to breed rapidly, survive in laboratory controlled conditions and have observable genetic mutations that enables different phenotypic differences. Dihybrid crosses shows lineages of two observable characteristics in a species, it was found by Gregor Mendel. This allowed scientists to conclude that genetic information can be inherited…

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  • Drosophila Observation Report

    Step 1. Make Drosophila culture medium First, to prepare a culture medium, four plastic vials were obtained and labeled with numbers 1 – 4. In each of the four vials, two teaspoons of medium mixture were added. Next, using a graduated cylinder, tap water (10 mL) was added to each vial containing the culture medium. Upon addition of water, white culture medium turned blue. Additional amounts of tap water were added to each vial to provide more moisture. Next, three grains of yeast were…

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  • Reflective Essay: The Fruit Flies

    friends. When in lab, the fruit fly isn’t the fruit fly, but the Drosophila melanogaster. Drosophila melanogaster is an unassuming, unappealing little creature. Their bodies are so normal it is almost boring: beady red eyes and long, translucent wings. The females have a pointed, striped abdomen, while the males have a rounded one, with a solid black band at the very tip of their…

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  • Dosophila Fruit Fly Experiment

    Drosophila melanogaster is also known as the fruit fly. It “has played a central role in developmental biology during the twentieth century”. The fruit fly is considered a model organism for many reasons. Drosophila is low maintenance creatures that are easy to care for. Since they are such a small size, scientists are able to control numerous amounts of the Drosophila melanogaster at any given time. Drosophila reproduces many offspring and the offspring are created in a very fast fourteen-day…

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  • Common Fruit Fly Experiment

    Drosophila Melanogaster, or better known as the common fruit fly, is found all over the world and referred to as the cosmopolitan species (Mitrick, 2010). This fruit fly has three main body parts, which include the head, the thorax, and the abdomen. On males, the bottom half of the abdomen is black, while on the female, each segment of the abdomen is striped black. Drosophila have four main stages to their life cycle. These include: egg, larva, pupa and adult. The eggs small and translucent eggs…

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