COVID Flies By Carlos Peterson
I have been having a great time at TRIP so far! I love all the support from the TRIP staff and students!
For my independent project I have recently been setting up a project to analyse how sugar and isolation affects a fruit fly. I will do this by isolating a group of fruit flies as pupae with and without sugar. Of course for my control I will have a group of flies who live together from their pupae stage with and without sugar. To test the change in health I will test the flies anxiety, courtship, and organ health. I made this project because as someone who stayed indoors for most of the day to COVID-19 and eating junk food I wanted to know the effects. Since fruit flies are a model organism to humans, an organism that is closely genetically related to humans, I can test to see how the conditions of COVID-19 can affect you.
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