Login processing...

Trial ends in Request Full Access Tell Your Colleague About Jove
JoVE Journal

This content is Open Access.

The TreadWheel

The TreadWheel: Interval Training Protocol for Gently Induced Exercise in Drosophila melanogaster

Article DOI: 10.3791/57788 07:21 min
June 8th, 2018


Summary June 8th, 2018

The TreadWheel uses rotational motion to gently induce exercise in adult Drosophila melanogaster by exploiting flies' innate, negative geotaxis. It allows for analysis of the interactions between exercise and factors, such as genotype, sex, and diet, and their effect on physiological and molecular assays to assess metabolic health.


Read Article

Get cutting-edge science videos from JoVE sent straight to your inbox every month.

Waiting X
Simple Hit Counter