Title

The Effect of Organically Grown Bananas on the Lifespan of Drosophila Melanogaster

School Name

Heathwood Hall Episcopal School

Grade Level

10th Grade

Presentation Topic

Environmental Science

Presentation Type

Non-Mentored

Written Paper Award

3rd Place

Abstract

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between organic bananas and lifespan of Drosophila Melanogaster 9(fruit fly). It was hypothesised that if different fruit flies eat organic and non-organic bananas, then the fruit flies that eat organic bananas will live longer. Each test consisted of one vial culture with 10g of mashed organic banana as the lone food source, with a vial net for the flies to rest on. The vial was then sealed with a foam plug. Their were 25 flies in the vial for test one and 10 flies in each vial culture for test 2 and 3. The only difference in the control group was a non-organic banana was used in place of the organic banana. The amount of dead flies in each vial was recorded once daily for for 19 days. There was no clear difference in lifespan which may indicate that lifespan of Drosophila Melanogaster is not directly related to organic bananas.

Location

Founders Hall 213 A

Start Date

3-30-2019 10:15 AM

Presentation Format

Oral and Written

Group Project

No

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Mar 30th, 10:15 AM

The Effect of Organically Grown Bananas on the Lifespan of Drosophila Melanogaster

Founders Hall 213 A

The purpose of this study is to determine the relationship between organic bananas and lifespan of Drosophila Melanogaster 9(fruit fly). It was hypothesised that if different fruit flies eat organic and non-organic bananas, then the fruit flies that eat organic bananas will live longer. Each test consisted of one vial culture with 10g of mashed organic banana as the lone food source, with a vial net for the flies to rest on. The vial was then sealed with a foam plug. Their were 25 flies in the vial for test one and 10 flies in each vial culture for test 2 and 3. The only difference in the control group was a non-organic banana was used in place of the organic banana. The amount of dead flies in each vial was recorded once daily for for 19 days. There was no clear difference in lifespan which may indicate that lifespan of Drosophila Melanogaster is not directly related to organic bananas.