Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Cut-out Drosophila

A few weeks back, I had the opportunity to speak to my son's JK class on what behavioural geneticists do. It was tons of fun. We tested hypotheses regarding phototaxis, gravitaxis and food preferences, and discussed the life cycle of Drosophila melanogaster. One of the things I brought with me to enhance the experience were some fruit-fly cut-outs for them to decorate and take home. If you are interested, why not make one yourself? Use brass fasteners to attach the wings.

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