High-alcohol environment may help fruit fly larvae survive

02/22/2013 | LiveScience.com

Researchers have discovered that female fruit flies will lay their eggs in an alcohol-rich environment to ward off parasitic wasps. The high level of alcohol doesn't affect the fruit fly larvae, but can be deadly to parasitic wasp eggs often inside them. "Who survives is totally dependent on the fly strain and the wasp strain," said Emory University biologist Todd Schlenke.

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