vinegar fly

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flies whose larvae feed on pickles and imperfectly sealed preserves

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A drosophilist is one who uses the vinegar fly in the study of genetics.
Max Moulds, collection manager of the Entomology Department of the Australian Museum, holds five vinegar fly specimens from the museum's insect collection in Sydney.
Liming Wang, a graduate student in Anderson's lab and the Nature paper's first author, pointed out that the only insect in which these conditions could be met was the vinegar fly, Drosophila melanogaster.
A warning to housewives to rinse their empty milk bottles was given by Stourbridge Sanitary Inspector Mr Kent yesterday after the discovery of a vinegar fly in a bottle taken to the Public Health Department.
Most of the genes found in the fruit fly, also referred to as the vinegar fly, are found in humans as well, including those neurons that produce brain chemicals like dopamine and serotonin.