October 7, 2016

Choosing a mate: It's the brain, not the nose, that knows

Changes in the brain determine mate choice in the European Corn Borer, an important pest of maize (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, Early Edition, October 2016) more »

September 20, 2016

The architecture of odor perception

Olfactory glomeruli have a unique structure: The basic units of the olfactory system in the brain of Drosophila melanogaster provide references to their function and ecological relevance (Cell Reports, September 2016) more »

September 15, 2016

The call of the dung

Frass excreted on fruits by vinegar flies contains sex pheromones and invites conspecifics to join the meal (Journal of Chemical Ecology, August 2016) more »

August 26, 2016

Moth takes advantage of defensive compounds in Physalis fruits

The berries act as immune boosters in the moth Heliothis subflexa, a specialist on this food (Nature Communications, August 2016)  more »