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 »


April 15, 2014

Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

Symbiosis between beewolves and their protective bacteria originated millions of years ago (PNAS, April 2014) more »

     


March 27, 2014

The first insects were not yet able to smell well

Odorant receptors of recent insects evolved long after insects migrated from water to land (eLife, March 2014) more »


March 16, 2014

Nectar: a sweet reward from plants to attract pollinators

Flowering plants need sugar transporter SWEET9 for nectar production (Nature, March 2014) more »