May 27, 2008

The Straight Gene

Scientists have isolated the gene which appears to make male fruit flies interested in female fruit flies.

Science Daily:

When a young gene known as sphinx is inactivated in the common fruit fly, it leads to increased male-male courtship, scientists report in the May 27, 2008, issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

Let the "fruit" fly puns begin!

Posted by jackhodgson at May 27, 2008 09:38 AM