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Oral Bacterial Infection and Shedding in Drosophila melanogaster
 

Oral Bacterial Infection and Shedding in Drosophila melanogaster

Article doi: 10.3791/57676
May 31st, 2018

Summary May 31st, 2018

This protocol describes methods to orally expose and infect the fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster with bacterial pathogens, and to measure the number of infectious bacteria shed following gut infection. We further describe the effect of immune mutants on fly survival following oral bacterial infection.

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