Male fruit flies can smell a good mate based on her metabolism

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 13:02 in Biology & Nature

A female fruit fly must balance her energy usage between making eggs now and storing nutrients for later. This balance affects the pheromones that she produces and impacts whether male fruit flies find her attractive, report Tatyana Fedina of the University of Michigan and colleagues, August 17, 2017 in PLOS Genetics.

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