International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Development Studies | India | Volume 9 Issue 12, December 2020

Effect of Developmental Toxicity in Drosophila melanogaster on Exposure to Different Food Dyes (Brilliant Blue and Sunset Yellow)

Parameswara Bushan Kumar | Shalini Moses | Basayya Arunkumar | Divya Shree Ramamurthy

Abstract: Drosophila melanogaster are model organisms commonly used to understand biological phenomena due to their small size, short lifespan and short generation time. Drosophila flies are used as model organisms for examining fundamentally important problems in biology, especially developmental biology. Food additives are substances that are added to food to modify its visual appearance, taste, texture, processing or shelf life. The increased exposure of these food dyes may lead to high neurological effects like Developmental delay, reduced locomotor activity, morphological anamolis, paralysis and it may even alter the content of neurotransmitters. This study reveals that on exposure to food dyes, larvae and pre-adult stages are prone to developmental toxicity.

Keywords: Drosophila melanogaster, Brilliant Blue, Sunset Yellow, Developmental toxicity, life-history traits

Edition: Volume 9 Issue 12, December 2020,

Pages: 637 - 641

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