Articles by Marat Nurilov in JoVE
Straightforward Assay for Quantification of Social Avoidance in Drosophila melanogaster Robert W. Fernandez1, Marat Nurilov2, Omar Feliciano2, Ian S. McDonald3, Anne F. Simon3 1Department of Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry, Yale University, 2Department of Biology, York College/CUNY, 3Department of Biology, Western Ontario University Here, we present a protocol to quantify the avoidance of stressed individuals. This paradigm is powerful yet user-friendly and can be used to assess the influence of genes and environment on one kind of social interaction in Drosophila melanogaster.
Conditions Affecting Social Space in Drosophila melanogaster Alison R. McNeil1, Sam N. Jolley1, Adesanya A. Akinleye2, Marat Nurilov2, Zulekha Rouzyi2, Austin J. Milunovich3, Moria C. Chambers3, Anne F. Simon1 1Department of Biology, University of Western Ontario, 2Department of Biology, York College/CUNY, 3Department of Entomology, Cornell University The effect of genes and environment on social space of Drosophila melanogaster can be quantified through a powerful but straightforward analytical paradigm. We show here different factors that can affect this social space, and thus need to be taken into consideration when designing experiments in this paradigm.