The Ability of Wingless Fruit Flies to Detect the Odor of Acetic
The study was conducted in order to investigate the fruit fly’s ability to detect odor of acetic acid. It was conducted under the hypothesis that if fruit flies are able to detect the odor of acetic acid, then there are more fruit flies gathered near a banana.The experiment was done by comparing the numbers of wingless fruit flies at treatments consisting of water as control, wine, an overripe banana, and vinegar. The result of ANOVA test showed that there’s an overall significant difference among the means of treatment groups, however, the results of Tukey’s test showed that there’s no individual significant difference between the means of each treatment group. The inconsistency in the results of a one-way ANOVA test and Tukey’s test could be due to the lack of statistical power.