Application Note: Pulverisation & Homogenization of Caribbean Fruit Flies with the Precellys Evolution
30 August 2017

Caribbean fruit flies are considered a pest of commercial fruit. Fruits are treated to disinfect them of pest, killing the flies but leaving survivors sterile. Identifying metabolite biomarkers for sterility and eventual death could prove helpfull in ensuring the safety of commercial produce. This application note details a protocol for the homogenization of the flies in preparation for metabolite extraction.