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2022 May


36 Suppl 1

Possible Short-Term Memory Loss of Adult Drosophila With Applied Ultrasonic Waves.


Martinez MN, Moreno C, Roman J, Iniguez J
FASEB J. 2022 May; 36 Suppl 1.
PMID: 35554358.


People exposed to ultrasonic frequencies have symptoms that include fatigue, headache, insomnia, irritability, lack of concentration, and other symptoms (Hocking, 2001; Johnson Liakouris, 1998). Drosophila have been model organisms in experiments for decades, leading to advancements in science. The ability to reproduce quickly, short-generation time, and well-defined fully sequenced genome make drosophila the ideal candidate for studies related to behavioral genetics and neurophysiology. Third instar larvae (Child et al., 1981) and Drosophila Pupa (Fritz-Niggli and Boni, 1950) have been shown to be sensitive to pulses of ultrasound. Here we investigate how repeated ultrasonic frequency exposure impact learning and memory in adult Drosophila.