What happens when you keep a peeled banana out in the open? The banana gradually deteriorates and we find several tiny creatures hovering over it! These tiny creatures are commonly called fruit flies. They’re annoying right? But did you know that these small wonders are one of the most powerful tools for geneticists? Sounds hard
[♪INTRO] Animals need to like sex to keep doing it and having babies, but scientists aren’t always clear on which aspect of sex is compelling for them. Like, with male fruit flies, maybe it was something about cozying up to a female fly, or finding a really great grapefruit… maybe it was something else. And
[ music ] Fruit Flies on the International Space Station – presented by [email protected] Fruit flies are bug eyed and spindly, they love rotten bananas, and, following orders from their pin-sized brains, they can lay hundreds of eggs every day. We have a lot in common? Genetically speaking, people and fruit flies are surprisingly alike,
Extracting DNA from fruit 5 ml washing-up liquid 50 ml water 5 g salt stir well 3-4 strawberries squeeze air out squash to break up cells and release the DNA 10 ml mixture 10 ml vodka very cold! fish out the DNA DNA!