Nora virus transmission in Drosophila melanogaster: An investigation to teach viral infection and prophylaxis to biology students

Wayland Weatherred, Darby J. Carlson, Kim A Carlson

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Abstract

Proper hand hygiene accompanied with environmental surface disinfection provides a comprehensive approach to control and prevent respiratory and gastrointestinal illness in schools, hospitals, work environments, and the home. The persistent non-pathogenic Nora virus common in Drosophila melanogaster provides a horizontally transmitted virus that students can research and design an experiment testing prophylaxis techniques for viral infection and pathogenic diseases. Students use inquiry-based methods to perform an experiment, analyze data, and draw conclusions on viral inactivation from disinfectant use on Nora virus in D. melanogaster.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)11-15
Number of pages5
JournalBioscene
Volume40
Issue number1
StatePublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Disinfection
  • Drosophila
  • Nora virus
  • Prophylaxis
  • Transmission
  • Viral infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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Nora virus transmission in Drosophila melanogaster : An investigation to teach viral infection and prophylaxis to biology students. / Weatherred, Wayland; Carlson, Darby J.; Carlson, Kim A.

In: Bioscene, Vol. 40, No. 1, 2014, p. 11-15.

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