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The CApillary FEeder Assay Measures Food Intake in Drosophila melanogaster

DOI :

10.3791/55024-v

March 17th, 2017

March 17th, 2017

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1Institute of Zoology, Albertus-Magnus University of Cologne, 2Department of Veterinary Biomedical Sciences, Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan

The CApillary FEeder (CAFE) assay is a simple, budget-friendly, highly reliable method for investigating mechanisms underlying food intake. Used with the highly versatile genetic model organism Drosophila melanogaster, it provides a powerful means of gaining new insights into regulatory mechanisms of food intake.

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