8 thoughts on “D20 – Marvin

  1. Would you expect your future experiments to continue to include dersophila, or are there other organisms that you would like to test this on?

    1. Hi! I would expect future experiments to include d. melanogaster as well as in vitro (in a test tube) and in vivo (in a whole body) studies. I would hope that if resveratrol proves to have potential chemotherapeutic properties after more research that it could begin to be tested on rats, monkeys, dogs, and eventually humans if possible!

    1. Hi! To make larvae numbers more consistent, we would manually count the larvae put into each vial so each would have the same amount (like 50 larvae) so the quantification would be more precise. We would also count the larvae that died in the food as well as the ones that died as pupae on the vial walls instead of just the pupae.

  2. Very nice presentation Wailana! Do you remember at what concentration of compound you identified a hit at? Also, would you consider testing even lower doses of resveratrol in future to see if the trend is consistent?

    1. Hi and thank you! Although none of the concentrations of resveratrol resulted in a statistical hit, the concentration that proved to be most promising was at 4.596 μg/ml as the lower error bar reached almost to the hit line. I would consider testing even lower doses of resveratrol in the future as some compounds have more toxic effects at lower concentrations. However, I think more research at any concentration would be beneficial!

  3. Why do you think that the lower concentration of Resveratol resulted in a lower survival rate compared to higher concentrations?

    1. I believe this most likely occurred because of the inaccuracy in the larvae amounts in each vial. It is possible that lower concentrations of resveratrol have a more chemotherapeutic affect than higher concentrations, but we don’t know for sure as more research is needed to come to this conclusion.

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