December 5, 2018

Cereals use chemical defenses in a multifunctional manner against different herbivores

Plants rely on their toxins not only to fend off caterpillars but also to regulate defense mechanisms against aphids (Science Advances, December 2018) more »


October 16, 2018

Sex or food?  Decision-making in single-cell organisms

Diatoms show complex behavior: The can select between the search for sex partners or nutrient sources. (The ISME Journal, October 2018) more »


October 15, 2018

How beetle larvae thrive on carrion

Burying beetles rely on their gut symbionts in order to transform decaying carcasses into nutritious nurseries for their young (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, October 2018) more »


September 21, 2018

Desert ants have an amazing odor memory

The insects can learn many food odors and remember them all their lives (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, September 2018) more »