Changing diets: comparing species of fruit flies to understand how animals evolve to use new foods

Nuno Soares and Christen Mirth discuss their new research, published this week in BMC Ecology, on how a suite of evolutionary adaptations has enabled the fruit fly Drosophila suzukii to feed on ripe fruit – while its close relatives can only feed on rotting fruit – and thus become a major invasive pest species.

Read more on the BioMed Central blog here