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)
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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)
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March 16, 2014

Nectar: a sweet reward from plants to attract pollinators

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