June 11, 2019

Beewolves use a gas to preserve food

European beewolf eggs produce nitric oxide which prevents the larvae’s food from getting moldy (eLife, June 2019) more »


March 26, 2019

Duckweed: The low-down on a tiny plant

Low mutation rates contribute to low genetic diversity in duckweeds (Nature Communications, March 2019) more »


March 14, 2019

Tasty or putrid? A repellent odor inhibits the perception of a pleasant odor in vinegar flies

Vinegar flies process conflicting odors in the brain by impairing the perception of good odors through neuronal interaction with noxious odors (Nature Communications, March 2019) more »

 

 


March 12, 2019

No super-Drosophila: Vinegar fly species have a good vision or olfaction, but not both at the same time

Vinegar flies of the genus Drosophila have either developed a more sensitive odor perception at the cost of poor vision or vice versa. (Nature Communications, March 2019) more »