Metabolic effects of CO(2) anaesthesia in Drosophila melanogaster.

@article{Colinet2012MetabolicEO,
  title={Metabolic effects of CO(2) anaesthesia in Drosophila melanogaster.},
  author={Herv{\'e} Colinet and David Renault},
  journal={Biology letters},
  year={2012},
  volume={8 6},
  pages={
          1050-4
        }
}
Immobilization of insects is necessary for various experimental purposes, and CO(2) exposure remains the most popular anaesthetic method in entomological research. A number of negative side effects of CO(2) anaesthesia have been reported, but CO(2) probably brings about metabolic modifications that are poorly known. In this work, we used GC/MS-based metabolic fingerprinting to assess the effect of CO(2) anaesthesia in Drosophila melanogaster adults. We analysed metabolic variation of flies… CONTINUE READING
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