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Articles by Evrim Yildirim in JoVE
Assaying Locomotor Activity to Study Circadian Rhythms and Sleep Parameters in Drosophila Joanna C. Chiu1,2, Kwang Huei Low1,3, Douglas H. Pike1, Evrim Yildirim1,3, Isaac Edery1,3 1Center for Advanced Biotechnology and Medicine, Rutgers University, 2Current Address: Department of Entomology, College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, University of California, Davis, 3Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, Rutgers University We describe procedures for recording daily locomotor activity rhythms of Drosophila and subsequent data analysis. Locomotor activity rhythms are a reliable behavioral output of animal circadian clocks and are used as the standard readout of clock function when studying circadian mutants or examining how the environment regulates the circadian system.