Document Type

Poster Presentation

Publication Date

Spring 4-19-2024

Date Assignment Submitted



Circadian rhythms are changes in behavior over a 24-hour period, that most animals experience. Light and darkness have the biggest influence on the behavior change. (U.S. DHHS). Flies reared in dark environments even more than 300 generations still have circadian rhythms (reference). This study analyzes data from the DAM, which allows us to study circadian rhythms in flies after various treatments and conditionings. Flies exposed to a dark environment for a week after two treatments were analyzed for any changes to their normal patterns. Comprehending the circadian rhythms of Drosophila is essential for grasping the molecular and genetic foundations of these rhythms and extending the research results to human circadian biology. This work adds to the increasing evidence that environmental signals and genetic variables can affect flies' circadian rhythms. These findings can generate more implications and future research to general biological studies as well as possible applications in human health. The results of the study will be presented at the Symposium.


Lynn University


Lynn University Student Research Symposium


Poster Presentation: Natural Science category


Boca Raton, FL


College of Arts and Sciences



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