Fly genitals speaking evolution

An international research team led by Eliana Buenaventura of the Museum für Naturkunde Berlin published a new study in Systematic Entomology, which deals with the genital examination of male flesh flies (Sarcophagidae) and the analysis of more than 900 genetic regions in order to gain new insights into their evolution. The fly genitalia are useful for fly identification, but the way the genital structures have evolved over evolution needs to be better understood. As scavengers and nutrient recyclers, these insects are useful to the ecosystem and indispensable to each and every one of us.

Quelle: IDW Informationsdienst Wissenschaft