Effect of organic fruits (Chikku and Watermelon) on pre adult fitness in drosophila Melanogaster

Geetha, M. S. and Krishna, M. S. (2015) Effect of organic fruits (Chikku and Watermelon) on pre adult fitness in drosophila Melanogaster. Cancer Biology, 5 (2). pp. 29-34.

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Abstract

Nutrition consumed by an organism provides energy for growth, development, reproduction and survival of an organism. Pre � adult development is one of the important stages in the survival of an organism. In the present study flies of D. melanogaster reared in organic fruits (chikku and watermelon), non organic fruits and wheat cream agar media showed significant influence on feeding rate and pre adult development. The larvae had consumed significantly greater quantity of organic fruits, Further organic fruits had significant influence on egg to larva; pupa to adult whereas non significant influence in larva to pupa viability. Thus, these studies suggest that organic fruits chikku and watermelon had pre adult fitness benefit in D. melanogaster.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nutrition and Organism and Energy and Growth and Development and Reproduction and Survival and Adult and Flies and D. Melanogaster Organic Fruit and Wheat and Cream Agar Media
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: Shrirekha N
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 06:11
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 06:11
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/4188

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