Model organisms are species that are studied to understand the biology of other organisms, often humans. Fruit flies share 75% of the genes that cause disease with humans, so scientists can learn about human genetics by studying fruit fly genetics. It is not only the flies themselves that the scientists are interested in, but also understanding the basic biology that all organisms have in common. There are hundreds of labs across the country who are entirely dedicated to studying fruit flies, including ten here at UNC.
AP Lab 7: The Genetics of Drosophila
After School Work with Fruit Flies
Carolina" Antibiotic Sensitivity Bacteria Lab
AP Lab 6: DNA Transformation
AP Lab 6: Gel Electrophoresis
AP Lab 8: Population Genetics and Evolution
AP Lab 9: Transpiration
Carolina" Blood Typing Lab
AP Lab 10: Circulation
AP Lab 11: Behavior of Isopods
AP Lab 12: Primary Productivity
- Students will use dissolved O2 and temperature probes with hand-held computers as an extension of this lab to make the lab more inquiry based.
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