I am a Microbiologist, working in an entomology lab at Oregon State
University. Our research has to do with the per and tim genes in circadian
clocks of Drosophila. Recently, we have encountered a yeast infestation in
our adult flies. We suspect that it came from some contaminated diet.
Before throwing out the flies, and ordering a new batch, I was wondering
if I could get any insight if anyone knows of a way to get rid of the
yeast. I was trying to find out about antifungal treatments that we could
put in the fly diet, so that the adult flies could injest it and kill the
yeast. Does anyone know of such a treatment that would not harm the flies?
Any insight that I could get would be much appreciated.
Henry S. Emery
emeryh at ucs.orst.edu
Oregon State University
Department of Entomology
Corvallis, OR 97331