March 2, 2020

Whether horseradish flea beetles can deter predators depends on their food plant and their life stage

Larvae of these leaf beetles deploy plant defense compounds to fend off predators, whereas their pupae cannot (Functional Ecology, February 2020)
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December 19, 2019

Predatory lacewings do not care whether their diamondback moth prey detoxifies plant defenses or not

Lacewing larvae are able to detoxify plant toxins too, but in a different manner as their prey: caterpillars of the diamondback moth (eLife, December 2019) more »

December 2, 2019 

Sweet potato uses a single odor to warn its neighbors of insect attack

Odor induces a defense response in sweet potatoes to herbivores and protects other plants against potential invaders (Scientific Reports, November 2019) more »

October 30, 2019

Parasite manipulates algal metabolism for its own benefit

Pathogenic fungi attack diatoms in the ocean and trigger the formation of new, beneficial substances in the algae (Nature Communications, October 2019) more »