Fruit Fly Nose Says Steer Clear Of Deadly Food, Human Nose Not So Reliable

NPR-December 6 ,2012

The earthy smell of a fresh beet may spark delicious thoughts for us, but for a fruit fly (Drosophila Melanogaster) that smell screams danger. It turns out that the tiny flies have a direct pathway from nose to brain made just to detect that smell — and avoid the toxic microbes that produce it. (Read full story here.)


How smart of Drosophila Melanogaster
To shun a potential food disaster.
I’d like an alarm that would clearly show
The restaurant to shun BEFORE I go.

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