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fruit fly

n.
Any of various small flies of the family Drosophilidae, having larvae that feed on fermenting or decaying plant material, especially the common species Drosophila melanogaster, often used in genetic research. Also called pomace fly, vinegar fly.

fruit fly

see DROSOPHILA.
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com/mac-fruitfly-malware-security-researcher-reveals-attack-can-spy-victims-2569923) analysis of Fruitfly done last year by Patrick Wardle, the chief security researcher at security firm aSynack and a former NSA hacker, determined that 90 percent of the victims of the spyware were located in the U.
He said that if fruitfly issue was not addressed at national level, it would not only dent country's agricultural exports but also causes reduction in the production.
The researcher speculated that Fruitfly was therefore abandoned by its creators.
While an average fruitfly lives several weeks, Rose possesses flies (albeit only a few survivors) that are still alive from his original experiment twenty-four years ago.
CTD will store all nucleotide reference sequences for human (Homo sapiens), mouse (Mus musculus), rat (Rattus norvegicus), and fruitfly (Drosophila melanogaster), thereby providing a nonredundant set of sequences for these particular species (Pruitt and Maglott 2001).
This is not terribly many more than the 14,000 in a fruitfly or the 19,000 in a nematode, and indicates that many higher human capabilities and behaviors are controlled by the complex interworking of multiple genes.
Savour the last ever Fruitfly at the Arches, with Madonna and Janet Jackson remixers The Sharp Boys providing clubbers with a mammoth send-off into the horizon.
When that came back as a fruitfly (Drosophila melanogaster; likely apprehended while the scat was collected), primers that targeted carnivores were designed.
The human genome has about 30,000 genes, twice as many as a fruitfly and 10,000 more than the simple roundworm.
By comparison, the genome of the tiny plant thale cress has 25,498 genes, a roundworm has 19,099 and a fruitfly 13,601.
45 included the following seven species: rotifer, mosquito, fruitfly, lapwing, vole, sheep, and Australian human male, and with Eq.
Top of the Pops is now switched over for some documentary on the Matabeleland Fruitfly.