LabBench Activity

Overview of the Experiment

Following the directions in your lab manual or your instructor's directions, over a period of four weeks you will study three generations of flies. You begin with a parental (P) generation that has already mated. The figure below gives you an overview of the procedures you will follow; you may want to print it so you can refer to it through the rest of the lab. Once you've studied the overview figure, continue to see more details of the different stages of the experiment on the succeeding pages.

The following pages will give you a more detailed understanding of the experiment.