Date of Award


Degree Type

Bachelors Essay

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)


Biological Sciences

First Advisor

E.S. McDonough


Drosophila melanogaster plays a far greater part in science than man at first realizes. A study of their heredity makes it possible to develop laws of human here­dity and with this knowledge, thus provide for the better­ment of mankind. Considerations which lead to the choice of the fruit fly, Drosophila melanogaster, in experimentation are briefly the following: (a) its small size which makes, it convenient to keep; (b) its short life cycle; and (c) the ease with which it can be cultivated. Since fruit flies are so important to science, it follows that it is also important that a medium be developed wherein Drosophila melanogaster thrives readily. It is necessary not only that the food be suitable but also that mold be kept out


A Thesis submitted to the Faculty of the College of Liberal Arts of Marquette University in Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Bachelor of Science

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