Effects of Oral Morphine on the Larvae, Pupae and Imago Development
in Drosophila Melanogaster
Previous studies, focusing on the effects of abused drugs, have used mice or rats as the main animal models; the present study tries to introduce a simple animal model. For this propose, we investigated the effects of oral morphine consumption by parents on the development of larvae, pupae and imago in
Materials and Methods:
In this experimental study, twenty male and 20 female
In the experimental groups, in the larvae stage, both increase and decrease of length and surface area in the pupae stage were observed. The number of larvae pupae, and imago was reduced in the experimental groups.
The study showed that oral morphine consumption by parents may affect the development of larvae, pupation and imago stages in