The Effects of Ethanol Vapor on the Circadian Rhythms of Drosophila Melanogaster

Document Type

Grant Proposal

Date Accepted

Spring 2012

Project Description/Abstract

Alcohol consumption causes disruptions in a variety of daily rhythms, including the sleep-wake cycle and the locomotor activity rhythm. This study will investigate the effects of ethanol vapor exposure on the adult circadian clock in fruit flies, a well-established model for studying circadian rhythms and effects of ethanol exposure. Since circadian clock function plays an important role in regulating behavior and metabolism, studies such as this one should be useful for understanding the multiple effects of alcohol on behavior and health.

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