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Journal Articles Trends in Ecology & Evolution Year : 2024

A sweet tooth makes a fly a pest

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The major insect pest of soft and stone fruits, the spotted -wing drosophila, Drosophila suzukii, has evolved a greater preference for laying eggs on ripe fruits over fermented ones. In a recent study, Cavey et al. found that higher responsiveness to low sugar concentrations has had an important role in this evolutionary shift in egg-laying behavior.
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hal-04588024 , version 1 (25-05-2024)

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Nicolas Rode, Camille Meslin. A sweet tooth makes a fly a pest. Trends in Ecology & Evolution, 2024, 39 (4), pp.315-317. ⟨10.1016/j.tree.2024.03.002⟩. ⟨hal-04588024⟩
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