AYU (An International Quarterly Journal of Research in Ayurveda)

PHARMACOLOGICAL RESEARCH
Year
: 2011  |  Volume : 32  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 279--284

The effect of Emblica officinalis diet on lifespan, sexual behavior, and fitness characters in Drosophila melanogaster


Pankaj Pathak1, BR Guru Prasad2, N Anjaneya Murthy3, SN Hegde4 
1 Department of Basic Principles, JSS Ayurvedic Medical College and Hospital, Mysore, India
2 Department of Life Science, Kannada Bharthi College, Khusalnagar, India
3 AYUSH, Bangalore, India
4 Studies in Zoology, University of Mysore, Manasagangotri, Mysore, India

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Drosophila is an excellent organism to test Ayurvedic medicines. The objective of our study was to explore the potential of Emblica officinalis drug on longevity, sexual behavior, and reproductive fitness of Drosophila melanogaster using adult feeding method. Increase in the lifespan, fecundity, fertility, ovarioles number, and developmental time was observed in both parents and F1 generation, but not in the F2 generation in experimental culture (control + E. officinalis). According to the Duncan«SQ»s multiple range test and ANOVA, there is a significant difference between two cultures. It was also noticed that E. officinalis influence some fitness characters in Drosophila along with sexual behavior.


How to cite this article:
Pathak P, Guru Prasad B R, Murthy N A, Hegde S N. The effect of Emblica officinalis diet on lifespan, sexual behavior, and fitness characters in Drosophila melanogaster.AYU 2011;32:279-284


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Pathak P, Guru Prasad B R, Murthy N A, Hegde S N. The effect of Emblica officinalis diet on lifespan, sexual behavior, and fitness characters in Drosophila melanogaster. AYU [serial online] 2011 [cited 2020 Sep 24 ];32:279-284
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