From the article “Researchers show how insect food choice can be manipulated” by the University of California-Riverside. Click here to read the full article. Photo ©Ondrej Pakan.

Researchers at the University of California, Riverside have found a way to access and manipulate taste neurons in the pharynx (throat) of the common fruit fly that could help control the spread of mosquito-related illnesses, such as dengue, malaria, yellow fever, and Zika virus, and reduce the loss of crops due to agricultural pests.

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