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Quantification of Drosophila Grooming Behavior

DOI :

10.3791/55231-v

July 19th, 2017

July 19th, 2017

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1Department of Biology, Williams College

This protocol describes a scalable individual grooming assay technique in Drosophila that yields robust, quantitative data to measure grooming behavior. The method is based on comparing the difference in dye accumulation on the bodies of un-groomed versus groomed animals over a set period of time.

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Drosophila Grooming Behavior

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