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Drosophila Basics—Studying the Monohybrid Cross

Drosophila Basics—Studying the Monohybrid Cross FB1955
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Drosophila Basics—Studying the Monohybrid Cross
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By: The Flinn Staff

Drosophila melanogaster—the common fruit fly—serves as an ideal organism to study the basic laws of heredity in this month-long lab activity. Students will witness inheritance patterns by performing a monohybrid cross between the wild-type and mutant strain of the species. Students will master the fundamental techniques of anesthetizing, sorting phenotypes and collecting data which will result in unparalleled value in future upper level classes.
Drosophila cultures should be ordered separately to arrive two weeks prior to the scheduled use date. The strains corresponding to this laboratory activity are listed below. Wild-type and mutant Drosophila are required but not included in the kit. Allow 2 weeks for delivery of Drosophila.
Kit includes sufficient materials for 8 groups of students, detailed Teacher’s Notes, extensive background material, and reproducible student handouts.


Wild-type Drosophila (+)
Drosophila melanogaster. Wild-type flies have red eyes, a grayish body, and long, full wings. All mutants deviate, with respect to one or more characteristics, from wild-type flies. Drosophila are shipped with carefully-formulated medium in 4"...
Sepia (se) Recessive Drosophila, Culture
Drosophila, Mutant Culture: Sepia (se) Recessive. Red-brown eyes at emergence darken to sepia and ultimately to black as fly ages. Chromosome No. 3.  Drosophila melanogaster. Wild-type flies have red eyes, a grayish body, and long, full wings....
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