Organically grown fruits’ effect on reproductive fitness of Drosophila melanogaster

Faroki, Wafa and Krishna, M. S. (2014) Organically grown fruits’ effect on reproductive fitness of Drosophila melanogaster. Cancer Biology, 4 (4). pp. 48-55. ISSN 2150-1041

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Abstract

Quality of food consumed by an organism plays a very strong environmental impact on the organism’shealth and fitness. A factor which is easily and quickly influenced by the type of food consumed is reproductive fitness. In the present study D melanogaster were reared in wheat cream agar media as well as media prepared fromorganically and conventionally grown fruits. These flies were then subjected to tests to study their reproductive fitness. The results obtained showed that consumption of organic fruits increased the reproductive capacity of the fly however no significant beneficial effect was observed when longevity was considered as a parameter.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Agriculture Biological Sciences > Zoology
University of Mysore > PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Agriculture Biological Sciences > Zoology
Divisions: PG Campuses > Manasagangotri, Mysore > Zoology
Depositing User: Praveen Kumari B.L
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 05:15
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 05:15
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/17762

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