I am doing a report on Fruit flies for my AP Biology
class and my teacher put a sort of E. Coli virus in our vials to see if
it would mutate our population of flies. So I need to know the life
cycle of E. Coli and the stages it goes through and what it would do to
E. coli is a bacterium not a virus. It is a bacterium that lives in the
colon or large intestine hence its name. I have no idea if it can infect the
fruit fly or cause a disease or symptoms in them.