Bond gene in fruit flies controls fertility of rival males

Published: 15/09/2015
Bond gene in fruit flies controls fertility of rival males
Source: PHYS.ORG

For many animals, pheromones, which are chemical cues used for communication, guide important decisions such as whom to mate and whom to fight. New research from scientists at the University of Hawai'i - Mānoa's (UHM) Pacific Biosciences Research Center (PBRC), a newly integrated research unit of the School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology (SOEST), identified a single gene in fruit flie

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