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Handling and Sexing Fruit Flies [motion picture] Indiana U Audio-Visual Center

Distributor:
Indiana U Instructional Support Ser 1977
Brief Annotation:
Demonstrates the step-by-step methods for determining the sex of the fruit fly (Drosophila Melanogaster) which is commonly used in introductory genetics studies. Includes anesthetizing (immobilizing) the flies, techniques for positioning the flies under a microscope, handling the flies with a camel's hair brush, and identifying distinguishing sex characteristics. Shows the equipment used and possible misleading factors.
Publication Date:
1977