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Proboscis Extension Response (PER) Assay in Drosophila

Proboscis Extension Response (PER) Assay in Drosophila

Article DOI: 10.3791/193
April 29th, 2007


Summary April 29th, 2007

Proboscis extension response or PER is a taste behavior assay that has been used in flies as well as in honeybees. When the proboscis makes contact with an attractive substance, the fly extends its proboscis to consume the substance. Solutions of various sugars are very attractive to the fly.

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