November 16, 2017

Microbial resident enables beetles to feed on a leafy diet

Thistle tortoise beetles outsource the job of breaking down plant cell walls to a symbiotic bacterium (Cell, November 2017) more »

October 30, 2017

Food odor enhances male flies’ attractiveness

When female flies smell their favorite food, they become more receptive to courting males (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, October 2017) more »

October 18, 2017

Ein Käfer sprengt die Abwehr

In jeder Kohlpflanze tickt eine Bombe, eine Senfölbombe. Kohlerdflöhe überlisten die Verteidigungswaffe der Pflanzen und setzen sie zu ihrem eigenen Schutz ein (MaxPlanckForschung, 3/2017) more »

August 16, 2017

The irresistible fragrance of dying vinegar flies

Bacterial pathogens cause infected flies to produce more sex pheromones and so expand their deadly reach (Nature Communications, August 2017) more »