Fruit Flies as the name indicates fruit & flies, they are like a little flies(Even though it’s a small fly but it has won seven Nobel prizes & has been considered as a model organism) which loves fruity smell and it will always be found around things like fruit or fruity fragrances.
Where these flies can be found?
How to identify a fly,how to differentiate fruit flies from other flies ?
How to trap fruit flies? what are the things to be required to trap them? where to set the trap?
Circadian study? using open bait,
what are our results?
Trapping of fruit flies.
Home made culture media to culture trapped fruit flies.
6 Nobel Prizes for “Physiology or Medicine” to 10 scientists for ground-breaking work in Drosophila :
1933 : Thomas Hunt Morgan – The role played by chromosomes in heredity
1946: Hermann Joseph Muller – The production of mutations by means of X-ray irradiation
1995: Edward B. Lewis, Christiane Nüsslein-Volhard, Eric F. Wieschaus – The genetic control of early embryonic development
2004 : Richard Axel – Odour receptors and the organisation of the olfactory system (mainly rodent work)
2011: Jules A. Hoffmann – The activation of innate immunity
2017: Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash, Michael W. Young – molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm
Ref: Why fly? | droso4schools
Above is the list of Six Nobel Prizes that are granted to Drosophila melanogaster