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Electrophysiological Recording of The Central Nervous System Activity of Third-Instar Drosophila Melanogaster

DOI :

10.3791/58375-v

November 21st, 2018

November 21st, 2018

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1Department of Entomology, Louisiana State University AgCenter, 2Department of Entomology, Virginia Tech, 3Department of Entomology and Nematology, Emerging Pathogens Institute, University of Florida

This protocol describes a method to record the descending electrical activity of the Drosophila melanogaster central nervous system to enable the cost-efficient and convenient testing of pharmacological agents, genetic mutations of neural proteins, and/or the role of unexplored physiological pathways.

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