Susan L Forsburg PhD wrote:
And in the my-organism-eats-your-organism stakes, the Drosophila
floating around our lab are a real problem. Them LOVE pombe. WE did
an experiement in the fly lab next door: two vials of liquid culture
media, one with cerevisiae, one with pombe. The assay: count the
number of drowned Drosophila in each vial to determine their
preference. The results? 6 out of 7 Drosophila prefer pombe!
I have no stakes in this, since I like both yeasts, but this data
does have other possible interpretations, for example, that less
coordinated drosophila prefer pombe. The best resturaunts aren't
necessarily the ones with the most corpses... : ) Another experiment to try,
before sending that paper to Nature, is to count eggs laid on
open petri dishes with similar amounts of one of the two yeasts.
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