Effect of artificial sweeteners on locomotor behaviour in d. melanogaster

Velanganni Selvaraj, M. and Krishna, M. S. (2015) Effect of artificial sweeteners on locomotor behaviour in d. melanogaster. International Journal of Current Research, 7 (6). pp. 17196-17202. ISSN 0975-833X

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Abstract

The quality of food intake by an organism play an important role in maintenance of health and fitness. Nowadays the trend towards health, figure and fitness has increased. Therefore, in the present study D. melanogaster reared on different sugar based media used to test the effect of artificial sweeteners on locomotory activity (larval crawling and adult climbing). It was noticed that larvae fed on artificial sweetener had significantly lesser crawling activity than those larvae fed on normal and Sucrose based media. Similar trend also was found in adult climbing ability as there is increase in age of flies of fed on different sugar based media. Further, it was noticed that flies fed on Sucrose had the least quantity of whole body glucose and highest quantity of lipid compared to other sugar based media. In contrast, flies fed on artificial sweeteners and normal based media had a greater quantity of glucose and the least quantity of lipid. Thus, this study suggests that artificial sweeteners have less calories, however, when it is consumed with the normal diet it affects the locomotor ability. Therefore, it is not suggestive to take the artificial sweetener to maintain the fitness of an organism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: B Life Science > Zoology
Divisions: Department of > Zoology
Depositing User: Shrirekha N
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2019 09:42
Last Modified: 01 Jul 2019 09:42
URI: http://eprints.uni-mysore.ac.in/id/eprint/4253

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