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Proboscis Extension Response (PER) Assay in Drosophila

DOI :

10.3791/193-v

April 29th, 2007

April 29th, 2007

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1Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, Yale University

Proboscis extension response or PER is a taste behavior assay that has been used in flies as well as in honeybees. When the proboscis makes contact with an attractive substance, the fly extends its proboscis to consume the substance. Solutions of various sugars are very attractive to the fly.

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