Male fruit flies dampen the libido of sexual rivals with smelly pheromone.
The struggle to reproduce and leave behind a genetic legacy has seen the evolution of a variety of weird and wonderful mating features. 619 more words
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — University of Minnesota researchers have confirmed a new invasive fruit fly in Minnesota.
A single adult female known as the African fig fly was discovered in a bait trap in September. 117 more words
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“Where do new genes come from?” is a long-standing question in genetics and evolutionary biology. A new study shows that new genes can spring from non-coding DNA more rapidly than expected. 6 more words
Clocks and flies
About 100 years ago, a scientist called William Ernest Castle decided that he would study the development of the fruit fly. Why did he decided to use this small insect? 243 more words
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Move over, mice.
When animal models are used for behavioral tests, mice tend to steal the spotlight. They are easy to genetically manipulate and can be trained on a variety of tasks. 1,495 more words
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Throughout history, science has influenced the arts. 948 more words
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