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Evolution helps cockroaches lose their sweet tooth, increase survival | Ars Technica

“A team of researchers from North Carolina State University published research this week looking at how the German cockroach,Blattella germanica, was able to adapt so quickly when surrounded by tasty insecticide. Sweet baits became popular for roach control in the mid-1980s, but several years later scientists began noticing a new behavioral trait: aversion to glucose, the most common simple sugar. The trait is heritable, and cockroaches with it avoided the baits. In areas treated with these traps, the roaches without a sweet tooth had much better survival rates than the roaches that lacked this new adaptatio”

Evolution helps cockroaches lose their sweet tooth, increase survival | Ars Technica.

Evolution helps cockroaches lose their sweet tooth, increase survival | Ars Technica



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