Wily Cockroaches Find Another Survival Trick: Laying Off the

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Wily Cockroaches Find Another Survival Trick: Laying Off the

Postby ukantic » Sun May 26, 2013 12:24 am

Wily Cockroaches Find Another Survival Trick: Laying Off the Sweets

...Some populations of cockroaches evolved a simple, highly effective defense against sweet-tasting poison baits: They switched their internal chemistry around so that glucose, a form of sugar that is a sweet come-hither to countless forms of life, tastes bitter.

The way the roach’s senses changed, experts say, is an elegant example of quick evolutionary change in behavior ...

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/24/scien ... .html?_r=0
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