Living Drosophila provide a dynamic genetic learning experience in this month-long lab. Students perform test crosses of mutant strains, make daily observations and compile data. Drosophila cultures are required and available separately and must be ordered two weeks in advance of desired arrival date.
For convenience, the recommended strains are listed below. Enough materials needed to culture and maintain multiple mutations for several weeks are provided. Wild-type and mutant Drosophila are required but not included in the kit.