Exploring the Effects of E-Cigarettes using Drosophila Melanogaster

By Aditi Dosi My project explores the long-term effects of aerosolized propylene glycol and vegetable glycerin, two of the main non-nicotine ingredients in e-cigarettes, by looking at mutations in Drosophila Melanogaster, also known as fruit flies. I found a statistically significant decrease in size, number of offspring, and mutations in wing structure, as well as changes in behavior. The finding …