Drosophila Genetics and Biochemistry Underlying Phenotypes

  • Fly lab 1
  • Fly Lab 2
  • Fly Lab 3

Examination of flies with different eye pigmentations, followed by assessment of pteridine pigments present via thin layer chromatography.

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