November 12, 2014

Microbial colonization measures

Spodoptera larvae actively biosynthesize an iron chelator, thereby directly influencing their gut flora (Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry, November 2014) more »


September 25, 2014

Playing tag with sugars in the cornfield

Armyworms deactivate a maize chemical defense by reattaching a sugar in the opposite configuration (Angewandte Chemie - International Edition, September 2014) more »

 


August 29, 2014

Ready for mating at the right time

Researchers identify a pheromone in the urine of male tilapia fish that stimulates spawning in females (Current Biology, August 2014)
more »


May 8, 2014

Beetles that taste like mustard

Flea beetles outwit their host plant’s mustard oil bomb and use it for their own purposes (PNAS, May 2014) more »