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Olfaction: Smells Like Fly Food

Lookup NU author(s): Professor Geraldine Wright


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Fruit flies love foods containing yeast. A new study now shows that they are attracted to and have dedicated olfactory neurons for detecting the scents produced by yeast metabolizing common phenolic compounds in fruit.

Publication metadata

Author(s): Wright GA

Publication type: Editorial

Publication status: Published

Journal: Current Biology

Year: 2015

Volume: 25

Issue: 4

Pages: R144-R146

Print publication date: 16/02/2015

Online publication date: 16/02/2015

ISSN (print): 0960-9822

ISSN (electronic): 1879-0445

Publisher: Cell Press


DOI: 10.1016/j.cub.2014.12.052