March 10, 2016

How stick insects handle indigestive food

 Max Planck researchers discovered multifunctional cellulases, enzymes capable of degrading plant cell wall components, previously unknown in animals (Insect Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, February 2016) more »

February 4, 2016

The odor of stones

Unicellular microalgae smell dissolved minerals in the water (Nature Communications, February 2016) more »



January 29, 2016

Bacteria need partners

Bacteria are organisms that frequently can't help but cooperate (MaxPlanckResearch, 1/2016) more »


January 5, 2016

The dandelion uses latex to protect its roots against insect feeding

A single chemical compound in the latex sap of the plant deters cockchafer larvae (PLOS Biology, January 2016) more »