Drosophila Locomotion Bioassay

Below you will find materials for a simple behavior assay of Drosophila locomotion. This assay is a way to test whether exposure to a toxin or other substance has affected basic locomotion (climbing capability) in adult fruit flies.  There are different versions of this and you can also modify it if you want to.  Anything that affects the neurons or muscles will affect locomotion.

Drosophila Bioassay Resources