The Ability of Wingless Fruit Flies to Detect the Odor of Acetic

Authors

  • Sara Uzama

Abstract

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.

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Published

2021-07-22

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