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What are the advantages of using Drosophila in the study of behavior genetics? Can this organism serve as a model for human behavior genetics? Why or why not?

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To determine:  The advantages of using Drosophila in the study of behavior genetics.

Introduction: The study of genetics and environmental influences on the behavior of an individual is called ‘behavioral genetics’. The genetics of human behavior can be studied through animal model systems. The animals are genetically similar to humans which are selected for developing an animal model for the particular disease.

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Drosophila fruit flies are the best organism to study behavior genetics. The advantages of using Drosophila in the study of behavior genetics are as follows:

  • • Their ability of mutagenesis and screening make them most appropriate organism to develop an animal model for the particular disease...
Summary Introduction

To determine: Whether Drosophila can serve as a model for human behavior genetics.

Introduction: The study of genetics and environmental influences on the behavior of an individual is called ‘behavioral genetics’. The genetics of human behavior can be studied through animal model systems. The animals are genetically similar to humans which are selected for developing an animal model for the particular disease.

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