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Measurement of Carbon Dioxide Production from Radiolabeled Substrates in Drosophila melanogaster
 

Measurement of Carbon Dioxide Production from Radiolabeled Substrates in Drosophila melanogaster

Article doi: 10.3791/54045
June 27th, 2016

Summary June 27th, 2016

This paper describes a method for the measurement of fuel oxidation in Drosophila melanogaster in which trace amounts of specific radiolabeled metabolic substrates are fed to flies. The exhaled radiolabeled CO2 that is a produced from fuel oxidation is collected and measured.

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