Fruit fly attractants was Re: You are all Dogless people!

A.J. Davis PAB6AWD at
Wed Apr 2 10:32:40 EST 1997

Hallo All,

What Drosophila fruit flies are "attracted" to depends on 
the species - but whether we're really talking about 
attraction i.e. long distance orientation to a source, or 
arrestment i.e. staying longer at a source once encountered 
is something of an open question.  Even within a closely 
spaced array of similar sources not all are necessarily 
found by Drosophila which suggests a strong random element 
in encounters.


Andrew Davis
University of Leeds, Yorkshire
England, LS2 9JT   UK

a.j.davis at

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