When And Where Fruit Flies First Bugged Humans


Drosophila melanogaster, the common fruit fly, is a mainstay of genetics and biology labs.

Drosophila melanogaster is a mainstay of genetics labs, but its wild origins have been mysterious. Scientists have now traced the pesky fly to a particular fruit — a human favorite 10,000 years ago.

(Image credit: Courtesy of Marcus Stensmyr)

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