Drosophila: Where the Wild Flies Are

Marianthi Karageorgi, Teruyuki Matsunaga, Noah K. Whiteman

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Abstract

Drosophila melanogaster is a human commensal and dietary generalist. A new study in its ancestral range in Africa finds that wild Drosophila melanogaster are specialists on marula fruit — fruits cached in caves by Pleistocene humans. Drosophila melanogaster is a human commensal and dietary generalist. A new study in its ancestral range in Africa finds that wild Drosophila melanogaster are specialists on marula fruit — fruits cached in caves by Pleistocene humans.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)R1382-R1384
JournalCurrent Biology
Volume28
Issue number24
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 17 2018

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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