Drosophila Locomotion Analysis Service

Locomotion analysis refers to the study of the movement and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. In locomotion analysis, researchers examine the various aspects of Drosophila movement, including walking, climbing, flying, and other motor behaviors. By carefully observing and quantifying these movements, scientists aim to understand the underlying genetic, neural, and environmental factors that influence locomotion. CD BioSciences specialize in providing comprehensive solutions for Drosophila research, and our Drosophila locomotion analysis service is designed to help you gain valuable insights into the locomotor behavior of Drosophila melanogaster.

Introduction into Drosophila Locomotion Analysis

Locomotion analysis is a research method used to study the movement and behavior of Drosophila melanogaster in scientific experiments. These tiny insects have served as valuable model organisms for understanding fundamental biological processes. The analysis typically involves video recording of Drosophila individuals, either in a controlled environment or under specific experimental conditions. Specialized software is used to track and quantify their movements, allowing researchers to extract relevant locomotion parameters.

Parameters measured include walking speed, distance traveled, duration of movement bouts, and spatial preferences. This data helps researchers gain insights into various aspects of fly behavior, such as response to stimuli, circadian rhythms, and genetic influences on locomotion.

High-throughput Analysis of Locomotor Behavior in the Drosophila Island Assay.

Fig.1 High-throughput Analysis of Locomotor Behavior in the Drosophila Island Assay. (Eidhof I., et al. 2017)

Drosophila locomotion analysis plays a crucial role in neuroscience, genetics, and behavioral studies. It provides a foundation for understanding the underlying mechanisms of locomotion and facilitates the investigation of genes and neural circuits involved in this process. Moreover, it offers a platform for testing potential therapies in the context of neurological disorders that affect locomotor function.

Our Services

CD BioSciences specializes in Drosophila research, offering a range of services tailored to meet your specific research needs. Our advanced tools and methodologies allow us to capture and analyze intricate locomotion data, providing you with a deeper understanding of Drosophila behavior. Our Drosophila locomotion analysis service includes but is not limited to:

  • Walking Speed Analysis
    Measuring the average speed of individual flies, allowing you to discern differences in locomotion across various genetic backgrounds or experimental conditions.
  • Distance Traveled Measurement
    Quantifing the distance traveled by Drosophila during a specified period. This data sheds light on exploratory behavior, habitat preferences, and potential variations in movement patterns.
  • Path Complexity Assessment
    By evaluating factors like tortuosity and turn frequency, we help you characterize the intricacies of their trajectories, aiding in the identification of subtle behavioral nuances.

Want to Learn More?

CD BioSciences specialize in providing exceptional services in the field of Drosophila research. With our Drosophila locomotion analysis service, you can unlock new insights into the behavior of Drosophila melanogaster. Contact us to learn more about our service and discuss how we can assist you in your Drosophila research endeavors.


  • Eidhof I, Fenckova M, Elurbe D M, et al. High-throughput analysis of locomotor behavior in the Drosophila island assay. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 2017 (129): e55892.
  • Aleman-Meza B, Jung S K, Zhong W. An automated system for quantitative analysis of Drosophila larval locomotion. BMC developmental biology, 2015, 15: 1-12.

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