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Methods to Test Endocrine Disruption in Drosophila melanogaster
 

Methods to Test Endocrine Disruption in Drosophila melanogaster

Article doi: 10.3791/59535
July 3rd, 2019

Summary July 3rd, 2019

Endocrine disruptor chemicals (EDCs) represent a serious problem for organisms and for natural environments. Drosophila melanogaster represents an ideal model to study EDC effects in vivo. Here, we present methods to investigate endocrine disruption in Drosophila, addressing EDC effects on fecundity, fertility, developmental timing, and lifespan of the fly.

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