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Eldorado

Genetic adaptation to climate change in pests

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Fruit flies have the uncanny ability to wake up from a months-long hibernation right when their food of choice--say, the fruit from apple or Hawthorn trees--is at its peak. They're active for a couple of weeks, eating and mating, before going dormant for the rest of the year. How this synchronization and remarkable timing happens has long been a mystery. In a world where global climate change is shifting the growing seasons, somehow the fruit flies keep up.

In a new study, scientists have found many genes responsible for setting the flies' internal alarm clock and found that an imperceptibly slow development during dormancy is key to their rapid genetic adaption.

Full article at EurekAlert: Link

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