Epigenetic effects of diet on fruit fly lifespan: An investigation to teach epigenetics to biology students

James Billingsley, Kimberly A. Carlson

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Abstract

Do our genes exclusively control us, or are other factors at play? Epigenetics can provide a means for students to use inquiry-based methods to understand a complex biological concept. Students research and design an experiment testing whether dietary supplements affect the lifespan of Drosophila melanogaster over multiple generations.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)231-234
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Biology Teacher
Volume72
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2010

Keywords

  • Diet
  • Drosophila
  • Epigenetics
  • Longevity

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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