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Fruit fly hunger games: taste neurons in control

  1. 2.2.2018

    Right at the tip of the fruit fly’s tongue sit two sets of taste neurons that have now been found to be crucial for the insect to develop a craving for protein.

    The first set makes the fly start to eat yeast, telling it it is the right food, and the second set tells it to keep on eating it, that yeast is still the right food. -Carlos Ribeiro

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