Recent evolutionary change allows a fruit fly to dine on a toxic fruit

Posted by on April 4, 2016 7:29 pm
Categories: Strange - Odd - Offbeat

Fruit flies in one lab happily eat a noni fruit that is normally toxic to fly species. Researchers there are probing the genetic basis for this ability, which may explain how insects adapt to new foods — a line of research that could apply to agricultural pests.

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