Drosophila melanogaster

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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 to use when results are needed in a short amount of time (Jennings 2011). These two characteristics allow a variety of experiments to be conducted on D. melanogaster. For example, different strains of DNA were injected into the embryos of D. melanogaster…

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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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  • 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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  • Drosophila Melanogaster: A Genetic Analysis

    Introduction Drosophila melanogaster can be considered model organisms for the study of genetics. Some characteristics that contribute to this status are their quick lifecycles, large amount of offspring, and the presence of only four chromosomes. Drosophila melanogaster contain bristles on the thorax, head, legs, and abdomen. These bristles are used as a sensory mechanism, allowing fruit flies to detect their surroundings as they fly and walk around their environment (Yehuda, 2011). The rate…

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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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  • The Mendelian Genetic Experiment

    Scientists have been using various organisms to perform experiments and do research to understand the various phenomenon that relates to human since doing experiments on human is against the law of human right. Drosophila melanogaster (fruit flies) is one of the model organism that can be used for various applications. In this experiment, the fruit flies were used to observe the basic genetic mechanism, leading to understanding the mode of inheritances of other organisms since they all share…

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  • Drosophila Melanogaster In Biological Research

    1 INTRODUCTION Drosophila Melanogaster, also known as the fruit fly, is a most valuable organism in biological research that has made significant contributions particularly in genetics and research. It is used as a model organism in research for several reasons viz. Easily handled, sexually dimorphic, cheap and easy to keep large numbers, care and culture requires little equipments and well understood because of its short life cycle of just two weeks and also Entire genome of drosophila…

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  • Mendel's Law Of Genetic Analysis

    In order to be able to determine whether the drosophila Melanogaster fly cross will follow Mendel’s law of Independent assortment in a 9:3:3:1 phenotypic ratio a dihybrid cross was performed of cinnabar brown flies with wild type flies. It was observed that the mutant phenotypes became visible in the second filial generation, thus following the law of independent assortment in the first filial generation. It was also concluded that in the first filial generation the dominant genotypes masked the…

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  • Inheritance Patterns In Dosophila Melipella Experiment

    Introduction This experiment was designed to examine inheritance patterns in Drosophila melanogaster. Three crosses were set up to examine the inheritance of eye color, body color, and wing shape. The mutant males used in this experiment had: sepia eyes with ebony bodies, white eyes and yellow bodies, or sepia eyes with vestigial wings. All of the females were wild-type. It was also confirmed that the females being used were virgins. This fact was important since female flies can store the…

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