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'Bickering' flies make evolutionary point

When a male fruit fly gets aggressive, he rears up on his back four legs and batters his foe with his front pair. Neither fly seems particularly damaged by the encounter, but their subsequent actions are telling about the ...

dateDec 01, 2016 in Evolution
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An appetite suppressant with side effects

Neurogeneticists from the University of Würzburg have discovered a peptide in Drosophila that has a strong impact on the fly's feeding and sleeping habits. At the same time, it is associated with the insects' circadian clock.

dateOct 04, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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