Fruit Fly Mutations: Eye & Wing

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How does having a curly wing mutation affect the fruit fly?

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1. Which of the following is true about the orange eye mutation in fruit flies?

2. What is another name for the vestigial wing mutation in fruit flies?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz/worksheet combo is available in case you want to assess your knowledge of fruit fly mutations. The orange eye mutation and vestigial wing mutation are on the quiz.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be tested on the following topics:

  • The wild type eye color for fruit flies
  • Why fruit flies are great for studying mutations
  • Effects of the orange eye mutation in fruit flies
  • How having a curly wing mutation affects fruit flies

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you have gained about another name for the vestigial wing mutation
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about why fruit flies are great for looking at mutations and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson on fruit fly mutations

Additional Learning

Fruit Fly Mutations: Eye & Wing is a lesson that you can access any time to learn more about this subject and complete the following tasks:

  • Define mutation
  • See what factors affect mutations in fruit flies
  • Determine what it means for a mutation to be dominant
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