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The fly lab offers space and technical support for studies using drosophilae. Presently 7 teams including 66 researchers and students use drosophilae as a model to study cell processes during development and evolution.
Drosophila melanogaster is the main species studied at the IBDM, however other Drosophilidae (including Drosophila biarmipes, elegans, gunungcola, parabipectinata, pseudoobscura, tristis) used by the Prud’homme team are housed.
The fly lab includes 3 observation and handling rooms equipped with microscopes combined with CO2 injectors. Incubators used for constant temperature experiments and rooms at 18°C and 25°C used for the maintenance of Drosophila collections are available. A room with two injection stations is also attached to the fly lab. The technical staff of the fly lab is responsible for feeding using tubes and bottles, and maintains a population cage of Drosophila (strain Oregon R) for large scale experiments (DNA chips and biochemistry). The staff also maintains a collection of approximately 1000 stocks for the local fly community. A list of this collection is available on the IBDM intranet.