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Mutant Fruit Flies

A webpage with illustrations of mutated fruit flies. Facilitates discussion of genetic mutations with illustrations as aides.


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Vanessa Garcia
Vanessa Garcia (Student)
10 years ago
I like this lesson because you can use to show how genes are involved in creating a unique fruit fly.
Joaquin Alvarado
Joaquin Alvarado (Faculty)
10 years ago
A good site that demonstrates mutations that occur in one of the most commonly studied species when it comes to genetics.
Glady Ruiz
Glady Ruiz (Faculty)
10 years ago
Nicely presented basic introduction to mutations in genetics. Point driven that mutations can be both beneficial and lethal. Format requires scrolling up and down to get to fruit flies and back up to reading instructions. A little tedious and distracting. Maybe the fruit flies can be formatted in tables instead.
Leigh-Ann King
Leigh-Ann King (Student)
10 years ago
I think this is a beneficial source if there's a fruit fly lab to go along with it. Sometimes it's hard to see the mutations of the flies and students have trouble understanding what to look for in the lab. With these diagrams they have a general idea of what kinds of mutations to observe.
Maryanne Duttarer
Maryanne Duttarer (Student)
10 years ago
Anything mutant is always interesting!