January 14, 2021

How plants produce defensive toxins without harming themselves

Defense and autotoxicity: Researchers elucidate the biosynthesis and mode of action of diterpene glycosides in wild tobacco (SCIENCE, January 2021), more »


October 28, 2020

Mit den Waffen eines Baums

Sybille Unsicker erforscht, wie sich Schwarzpappeln gegen gefräßige Insekten verteidigen (Max-Planck-Forschung, 3/2020) (pdf)


September 28, 2020

Surplus sugar helps whiteflies detoxify plant defenses

This pest insect uses sugar from its food to prevent the activation of the mustard oil bomb in cruciferous plants (Nature Chemical Biology, September 2020) more »



September 18, 2020

Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia provide snapshot of Arabian ecology 120,000 years ago

New archaeological research presents the oldest securely dated evidence for humans in Arabia (Science Advances, September 2020) more »