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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Trials to control fruit flies using pheromone laced baits have been successfulQueensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) entomologist Brendan M
Trials to control fruit flies using pheromone laced baits have been successful
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 4 hours ago
Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) entomologist Brendan Missenden says the baits have been reducing fruit fly numbers (ABC Rural) Australian trials to control fruit flies using pheromone laced baits from Spain have been... Read more
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The News & Observer
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her | News & Observer May 29, 2016 1:01 PM Female fruit flies have developed l
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
The News & Observer / Posted 20 hours ago
| News & Observer May 29, 2016 1:01 PM Female fruit flies have developed larger organs to store sperm Research found... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
New player in calcium signalling pathways acts as molecular brake to Orai activationestablished the critical role of calcium signalling and Orai for maintaining do
New player in calcium signalling pathways acts as molecular brake to Orai activation
News-Medical-Net / Posted 2 days ago
established the critical role of calcium signalling and Orai for maintaining dopamine levels in flight circuit neurons in fruit fly (Drosophila) brains. Using this system as a platform, Prof. Hasan's team investigated and established the role of... Read more
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Daily Mail
How the great migration changed the genetic make-up of Americamigration. RELATED ARTICLES First DNA from ancient Phoenician shows European
How the great migration changed the genetic make-up of America
Daily Mail / Posted 2 days ago
migration. RELATED ARTICLES First DNA from ancient Phoenician shows European ancestry:...Researchers reveal why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm 23...Are 'Pizzly' bears a sign of trouble in the Arctic?...Did Neanderthals build stone homes?... Read more
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Scoop.co.nz
Peters: Farmers Must Reject Being National’s DoormatNothing illustrates this better than biosecurityTake velvetleaf, the latest stu
Peters: Farmers Must Reject Being National’s Doormat
Scoop.co.nz / Posted 3 days ago
Nothing illustrates this better than biosecurityTake velvetleaf, the latest stuff-up in a litany of stuff-ups including fruit fly, tau fly and a snake in a Nissan Leaf. We’ve had black grass in Canterbury to black widows in grapes.Velvetleaf has... Read more
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The China Post
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her WASHINGTON -- For a long time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to fe
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
The China Post / Posted 3 days ago
WASHINGTON -- For a long time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does. Among fruit flies. At issue is the fruit fly sperm,... Read more
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The Scientist
Scientists Solve Giant Sperm Paradoxto reproduction, conventional wisdom has long said: sperm are plentiful and che
Scientists Solve Giant Sperm Paradox
The Scientist / Posted 3 days ago
to reproduction, conventional wisdom has long said: sperm are plentiful and cheap, but eggs are rare and expensive. But the fruit fly Drosophila bifurca produces sperm that are 2.4 inches long, or nearly 20 times the male insect’s body size. (As The... Read more
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PhysOrg
A critical inheritance from dad ensures healthy embryosthought to be exceptionally stable" says Mónica Bettencourt-Dias. Using as an e
A critical inheritance from dad ensures healthy embryos
PhysOrg / Posted 3 days ago
thought to be exceptionally stable" says Mónica Bettencourt-Dias. Using as an experimental tool to study this process the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster), Ana Marques and Inês Bento from the team saw that centrioles are eliminated step-wise:... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Gene mutation linked to autism plays key role in formation, maturation of synapsescould lead to a variety of behavioral defects." Pinpointing an exact link to a
Gene mutation linked to autism plays key role in formation, maturation of synapses
News-Medical-Net / Posted 3 days ago
could lead to a variety of behavioral defects." Pinpointing an exact link to autism symptoms would be difficult to do in fruit fly studies, however. "Although the core molecular machines that allow neurons to communicate are highly conserved... Read more
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Daily Herald
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to hertime, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say,
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
Daily Herald / Posted 4 days ago
time, the debate has gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does. At issue is the fruit fly sperm, which is gargantuan in the tiny world of that speck-sized insect. How big? A fruit fly's sperm is 2.3 inches... Read more
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Daily Mail
NASA's yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigueand TV streaming stick...Extreme self-driving: Watch the radio controlled car t
NASA's yearlong spaceman still has sore feet, fatigue
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
and TV streaming stick...Extreme self-driving: Watch the radio controlled car that...Researchers reveal why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm 23... Share this article 'But that's why we do this,' he said. 'We need to learn these things if... Read more
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Daily Mail
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to herResearchers reveal why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm 23 times longer than
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
Daily Mail / Posted 4 days ago
Researchers reveal why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm 23 times longer than its body - and say females are to blame Fruit fly's sperm is 2.3 inches long, or about 23 times longer than its body If a man had sperm the same proportion it would be... Read more
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The New Zealand Herald
Morning briefing: 10 stories from around the worldA scanning electron micrograph image of a fruit fly sperm. Photo / AP 1 Ukrain
Morning briefing: 10 stories from around the world
The New Zealand Herald / Posted 4 days ago
A scanning electron micrograph image of a fruit fly sperm. Photo / AP 1 Ukrainian pilot released During the nearly two years that she was imprisoned in Russia, Ukrainian pilot Nadezhda Savchenko became a national hero in absentia, lauded for her... Read more
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Calgary Sun
Size matters: Why the tiny fruit fly has giant spermgone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it
Size matters: Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm
Calgary Sun / Posted 4 days ago
gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does. Among fruit flies. At issue is the fruit fly sperm, which is gargantuan in the tiny world of that speck-sized insect. How big? A fruit fly's sperm is 2.3 inches... Read more
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The Seattle Times
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to hergone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
The Seattle Times / Posted 4 days ago
gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does. Among fruit flies. At issue is the fruit fly sperm, which is gargantuan in the tiny world of that speck-sized insect. How big? A fruit fly’s sperm is 2.3 inches... Read more
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Stamford Advocate
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to herThis image provided Romano Dallai, Italian National Academy of Entomology shows
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
Stamford Advocate / Posted 4 days ago
This image provided Romano Dallai, Italian National Academy of Entomology shows a scanning electron micrograph image of a fruit fly sperm, which when unraveled reaches about 2.3 inches long, 1,100 times bigger than human sperm. New research shows... Read more
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Connecticut Post
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to herThis image provided Romano Dallai, Italian National Academy of Entomology shows
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
Connecticut Post / Posted 4 days ago
This image provided Romano Dallai, Italian National Academy of Entomology shows a scanning electron micrograph image of a fruit fly sperm, which when unraveled reaches about 2.3 inches long, 1,100 times bigger than human sperm. New research shows... Read more
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PhysOrg
Why fruit fly sperm are giantcertain animal species produce only very few, but gigantic sperm. "The record h
Why fruit fly sperm are giant
PhysOrg / Posted 4 days ago
certain animal species produce only very few, but gigantic sperm. "The record holder is Drosophila bifurca: Although this fruit fly is only a few millimeters long, its sperm reach an impressive length of almost six centimeters," says Stefan... Read more
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KERA North Texas
For Female Fruit Flies, Mr. Right Has The Biggest Spermabout sperm. But not him. He's spent his career trying to unravel the mystery o
For Female Fruit Flies, Mr. Right Has The Biggest Sperm
KERA North Texas / Posted 4 days ago
about sperm. But not him. He's spent his career trying to unravel the mystery of giant sperm. The sperm are made by some fruit fly species, and they can be more than two inches long — or 20 times the length of the fly's body. The massive sperm... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
For Female Fruit Flies, Mr. Right Has The Biggest Spermabout sperm. But not him. He's spent his career trying to unravel the mystery o
For Female Fruit Flies, Mr. Right Has The Biggest Sperm
KPBS San Diego / Posted 4 days ago
about sperm. But not him. He's spent his career trying to unravel the mystery of giant sperm. The sperm are made by some fruit fly species, and they can be more than two inches long — or 20 times the length of the fly's body. The massive sperm... Read more
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WCAX-TV Vermont
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to hergone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it
Why the tiny fruit fly has giant sperm: Size matters to her
WCAX-TV Vermont / Posted 4 days ago
gone on: Does size matter to females? Biologists now say, definitively, that it does. Among fruit flies. At issue is the fruit fly sperm, which is gargantuan in the tiny world of that speck-sized insect. The sperm is over 2 inches long, or about... Read more
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PhysOrg
What does it mean for researchers, journalists and the public when secrecy surrounds science?the proposed challenge. It's not even clear that making a synthetic human cell
What does it mean for researchers, journalists and the public when secrecy surrounds science?
PhysOrg / Posted 5 days ago
the proposed challenge. It's not even clear that making a synthetic human cell is worth it. Fabricating the genome of a fruit fly or nematode - 30 times smaller and less ethically fraught than that of a person - could answer many of the same... Read more
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The Border Mail
RFS fired up to work with communitySteve Bowen and NSW young Australian of the year Melissa Abu-Gazaleh, plus a pe
RFS fired up to work with community
The Border Mail / Posted 5 days ago
Steve Bowen and NSW young Australian of the year Melissa Abu-Gazaleh, plus a performance from students at Albury’s Flying Fruit Fly Circus. Mr Clark said the conference was also a chance to plan ahead. “We’ve been really lucky we haven’t had... Read more
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Weekly Times
China opens nectarine doorhe said. Mr Moore explained China had also agreed to a new low dose methyl bro
China opens nectarine door
Weekly Times / Posted 5 days ago
he said. Mr Moore explained China had also agreed to a new low dose methyl bromide fumigation treatment for Queensland Fruit Fly, which was developed by using grower levies. The new treatment will reduce the risk of fruit being damaged by the... Read more
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Daily Mail
Brain cells that govern bedtime get more active the longer awakebroken and the light bursts of sleep feel unsatisfactory and make getting up ha
Brain cells that govern bedtime get more active the longer awake
Daily Mail / Posted 6 days ago
broken and the light bursts of sleep feel unsatisfactory and make getting up harder. The study used over 500 strains of fruit fly, and found that 'R2 neurons' - specialised cells which transmit nerve impulses - were responsible for making the... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Bush roads, ag research and mango heat treatment plant get fundingheat treatment plant for the Territory mango industry. Harvested mangoes would
Bush roads, ag research and mango heat treatment plant get funding
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 6 days ago
heat treatment plant for the Territory mango industry. Harvested mangoes would be put through the plant to get rid of fruit fly before export overseas to China, Korea and Japan. Currently, Territory mangoes are sent to Queensland for the... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
Researchers identify trigger for immune cells' inflammatory responsewhich shapes their inflammatory behaviour." Related Stories The team's resear
Researchers identify trigger for immune cells' inflammatory response
News-Medical-Net / Posted 7 days ago
which shapes their inflammatory behaviour." Related Stories The team's research, published in the journal Cell, used the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to study how a particular immune cell (the macrophage) becomes activated in order to... Read more
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dna
This is how immune cells trigger inflammationcells build a molecular memory of this meal, which shapes their inflammatory be
This is how immune cells trigger inflammation
dna / Posted 8 days ago
cells build a molecular memory of this meal, which shapes their inflammatory behaviour. The team's research used the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to study how a particular immune cell (the macrophage) becomes activated in order to... Read more
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The Financial Express
How immune cells trigger inflammation unveiledcells build a molecular memory of this meal, which shapes their inflammatory be
How immune cells trigger inflammation unveiled
The Financial Express / Posted 9 days ago
cells build a molecular memory of this meal, which shapes their inflammatory behaviour. The team’s research used the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to study how a particular immune cell (the macrophage) becomes activated in order to... Read more
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New Kerala
How immune cells trigger inflammation unveiled - newkerala.com #66806cells build a molecular memory of this meal, which shapes their inflammatory be
How immune cells trigger inflammation unveiled - newkerala.com #66806
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
cells build a molecular memory of this meal, which shapes their inflammatory behaviour. The team's research used the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to study how a particular immune cell (the macrophage) becomes activated in order to... Read more
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Decclan Chronicle
How immune cells trigger inflammation discoveredbuild a molecular memory of this meal, which shapes their inflammatory behaviou
How immune cells trigger inflammation discovered
Decclan Chronicle / Posted 9 days ago
build a molecular memory of this meal, which shapes their inflammatory behaviour," she said. The researchers used the fruit fly (Drosophila melanogaster) to study how a particular immune cell (the macrophage) becomes activated in order to... Read more
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New Kerala
How immune cells activate inflammation? - newkerala.com #66676are causing the most damage. For the research, published in the journal Cell,
How immune cells activate inflammation? - newkerala.com #66676
New Kerala / Posted 9 days ago
are causing the most damage. For the research, published in the journal Cell, the team used Drosophila melanogaster -- the fruit fly -- to study how the macrophage -- immune cell -- becomes activated in order to respond to injury or... Read more
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Medical News Today
Skin cancer could be prevented with 'sunscreen gene'damage repair reduced with abnormal UVRAG In this latest research, the team an
Skin cancer could be prevented with 'sunscreen gene'
Medical News Today / Posted 9 days ago
damage repair reduced with abnormal UVRAG In this latest research, the team analyzed human melanoma cells and those of a fruit fly model. Each group had either reduced levels of UVRAG or a mutated copy of the gene. Human and fruit fly melanoma... Read more
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The Seattle Times
‘The Gene’ wanders into the biological weeds, but it’s a place you’ll want to gosome human illnesses like hemophilia are inherited; to Mendel’s breeding and ca
‘The Gene’ wanders into the biological weeds, but it’s a place you’ll want to go
The Seattle Times / Posted 10 days ago
some human illnesses like hemophilia are inherited; to Mendel’s breeding and cataloging of peas and their mutations; to the fruit-fly experiments we had to read about in college; to James Watson, Frances Crick and Rosalind Franklin’s discovery of... Read more
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Lifehacker Australia
Are Photographic Memories Real (And Could You Have One?)not just chimpanzees that have the potential to possess what might be called a
Are Photographic Memories Real (And Could You Have One?)
Lifehacker Australia / Posted 10 days ago
not just chimpanzees that have the potential to possess what might be called a photographic memory, however. The humble fruit fly has also been targeted by researchers as the potential possessor of a photographic memory — but only if it’s... Read more
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KERA North Texas
'You Are Getting Sleepy,' Said The Scientist To The Fruit Flyneurons can be activated with heat, the researchers were able to monitor the fi
'You Are Getting Sleepy,' Said The Scientist To The Fruit Fly
KERA North Texas / Posted 10 days ago
neurons can be activated with heat, the researchers were able to monitor the firing of nearly all the major circuits in the fruit fly brain and monitor the resulting effects on sleep. Moreover, the neurons of interest were engineered to glow green... Read more
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KPBS San Diego
'You Are Getting Sleepy,' Said The Scientist To The Fruit Flyneurons can be activated with heat, the researchers were able to monitor the fi
'You Are Getting Sleepy,' Said The Scientist To The Fruit Fly
KPBS San Diego / Posted 10 days ago
neurons can be activated with heat, the researchers were able to monitor the firing of nearly all the major circuits in the fruit fly brain and monitor the resulting effects on sleep. Moreover, the neurons of interest were engineered to glow green... Read more
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PhysOrg
Fruit fly brains shed light on why we get tired when we stay up too latesearch for sleep-regulating cells, Wu's team used genetic engineering to turn o
Fruit fly brains shed light on why we get tired when we stay up too late
PhysOrg / Posted 10 days ago
search for sleep-regulating cells, Wu's team used genetic engineering to turn on small numbers of neurons in more than 500 fruit fly strains. They then measured how these flies slept when these neurons "fired." Several strains continued to sleep... Read more
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PhysOrg
Luminous proteins offer new method to discover viral infectionsThe stomach of a fruit fly infected by the Nora virus. Cell nuclei of virus inf
Luminous proteins offer new method to discover viral infections
PhysOrg / Posted 11 days ago
The stomach of a fruit fly infected by the Nora virus. Cell nuclei of virus infected cells are illuminated in red with the use of the new method. Cell nuclei of uninfected cells are blue and muscle cells in green. Credit: Jens-Ola Ekström Researchers... Read more
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The Border Mail
Five flying fruit flies infiltrate MontrealFive students from Albury's Flying Fruit Fly Circus are studying at the Nationa
Five flying fruit flies infiltrate Montreal
The Border Mail / Posted 12 days ago
Five students from Albury's Flying Fruit Fly Circus are studying at the National Circus school in Montreal, Canada IN two months, Flying Fruit Fly graduate Amie Patching is leaving the nest to join four of her fellow classmates at the National... Read more
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News-Medical-Net
UC San Diego researchers develop novel technique for imaging brain activity in freely walking fruit flyMind at the University of California San Diego have developed a technique for i
UC San Diego researchers develop novel technique for imaging brain activity in freely walking fruit fly
News-Medical-Net / Posted 12 days ago
Mind at the University of California San Diego have developed a technique for imaging brain activity in a freely walking fruit fly. Working with one of the most common model organisms in science, Drosophila melanogaster, the team shows for the... Read more
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CTV News
More fruit during pregnancy linked to high IQ in babies: Canadian studyby the scientists were found to have improved learning and memory if their pare
More fruit during pregnancy linked to high IQ in babies: Canadian study
CTV News / Posted 12 days ago
by the scientists were found to have improved learning and memory if their parents had more fruit juice in their diet. However, in both human and fruit fly cases, there was no improved learning when only the infants were only fed fruit postnat... Read more
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The Scientist
Animal Magnetismrecently implicated cryptochrome 1 (Cry1)—a photosensitive protein involved in
Animal Magnetism
The Scientist / Posted 12 days ago
recently implicated cryptochrome 1 (Cry1)—a photosensitive protein involved in circadian clock function in Drosophila—in fruit fly magnetoreception. This led David Dolezel of the Institute of Entomology at the Czech Academy of Sciences and... Read more
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PhysOrg
First peek into the brain of a freely walking fruit flyMind at the University of California San Diego have developed a technique for i
First peek into the brain of a freely walking fruit fly
PhysOrg / Posted 12 days ago
Mind at the University of California San Diego have developed a technique for imaging brain activity in a freely walking fruit fly. Working with one of the most common model organisms in science, Drosophila melanogaster, the team shows for the... Read more
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Daily Liberal
Writer to speak at Dubbo libraryof the Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association. She said Mr Wurfe
Writer to speak at Dubbo library
Daily Liberal / Posted 12 days ago
of the Pastoral, Agricultural and Horticultural Association. She said Mr Wurfel was also a hero in the fight against fruit fly invasion. "He used kero traps and called for legislation to control fruit fly," Dr Reynolds said. Mr Wurfel died... Read more
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Australian Broadcasting Corporation
Finger lime grower wants trade restrictions liftedsay their problem is that Japan will not take fresh finger lime, because it is
Finger lime grower wants trade restrictions lifted
Australian Broadcasting Corporation / Posted 13 days ago
say their problem is that Japan will not take fresh finger lime, because it is a citrus species recognised as a host of fruit fly. "We can't sell them fresh into Japan or China or India, the United States or Thailand or New Zealand or other... Read more
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Otago Daily Times
Need to fight incursion stressedweed was heavily damaging to agriculture, but unlike some other biosecurity bre
Need to fight incursion stressed
Otago Daily Times / Posted 13 days ago
weed was heavily damaging to agriculture, but unlike some other biosecurity breaches, such as the previous discovery of fruit fly in Auckland, it did not directly threaten New Zealand's exports, he said. This meant the weed could be given a... Read more
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PhysOrg
A 'sixth sense' for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic troublehow these humidity-sensing systems work in insects. What's the neuroscience un
A 'sixth sense' for humidity helps insects stay out of climatic trouble
PhysOrg / Posted 14 days ago
how these humidity-sensing systems work in insects. What's the neuroscience underlying the system? Using our favorite fruit fly Drosophila melanogaster as an experimental subject, we set out to determine just how insects can detect water vapor... Read more
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The Times & The Sunday Times
The foreign fly that costs us millionsincluding lack of water. It can survive in any condition into which it is intro
The foreign fly that costs us millions
The Times & The Sunday Times / Posted 14 days ago
including lack of water. It can survive in any condition into which it is introduced." Weldon said the Mediterranean fruit fly preys on more fruits, more than 300 species, than its two indigenous rivals - the marula fruit fly and the Natal... Read more
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The Globe and Mail
Review: Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene is a terrifically engaging bookAlfred Sturtevant, who, as a 21-year-old undergraduate working in the “fly room
Review: Siddhartha Mukherjee’s The Gene is a terrifically engaging book
The Globe and Mail / Posted 14 days ago
Alfred Sturtevant, who, as a 21-year-old undergraduate working in the “fly room” at Columbia University, created the first fruit fly gene map, anticipating the Human Genome project by some 90 years. Another fly room trainee, a Ukrainian émigré... Read more
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