Bringing back the fruit into fruit fly-bacteria interactions.

  title={Bringing back the fruit into fruit fly-bacteria interactions.},
  author={Adi Behar and E Jurkevitch and Boaz Yuval},
  journal={Molecular ecology},
  volume={17 5},
Female Mediterranean fruit flies (Ceratitis capitata) oviposit in fruits, within which the larvae develop. This development is associated with rapid deterioration of the fruit, and frequently with invasion by secondary pests. Most research on the associations between medflies and microorganisms has focused on the bacteria inhabiting the digestive system of the adult fly, while the role of the fruit in mediating, amplifying or regulating the fruit fly microflora has been largely neglected. In… CONTINUE READING
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