October 22, 2015

Reducing the sweetness to survive

Manduca sexta caterpillars' developed a surprising detoxification mechanism against their host plant’s sweet toxin (Nature Communications, October 2015) more »

October 15, 2015

A sex pheromone assembly line
in Manduca sexta

A single amino acid change in a female moth enzyme is responsible for the production of new sex pheromones (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, October 2015) more »

October 7, 2015

Edible love gifts may influence female behavior

Male crickets offer nuptial gifts to their mating partners which may alter the females’ reproductive physiology and make them less likely to mate with other males (PLOS ONE, October 2015)
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