House Fly (BM-2)

Sample information

Photos by: Xavier M.
Collection date 05/02/2022
Captive / Cultivated? Wild-caught
Group Woodford County High School

Wings, large eyes, somewhat iridescent, six-legs, long and thin tube-like mouth.

Putative identification Arthropoda Hexapoda Insecta Diptera


Extraction kit Instagene Matrix
DNA extraction location Whole arthropod
Single or Duplex PCR Single Reaction
Gel electrophoresis system Standard electrophoresis system
Buffer TAE
DNA stain Fast Blast
Gel images
Protocol notes

Processed bug DNA was combined with the dye so that Wolbachia could be seen during gel electrophoresis, and the samples were loaded into the gel. The samples were run for ~20 minutes, then photographed and analyzed.


Wolbachia presence Yes
Confidence level High
Explanation of confidence level

The two different bands are visible, with the bug DNA and Wolbachia bands shown as two separate bands.

Wolbachia 16S sequence
Arthropod COI sequence
Summary The Diptera was found to be postive for Wolbachia.
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