December 2, 2019 

Sweet potato uses a single odor to warn its neighbors of insect attack

Odor induces a defense response in sweet potatoes to herbivores and protects other plants against potential invaders (Scientific Reports, November 2019) more »


October 30, 2019

Parasite manipulates algal metabolism for its own benefit

Pathogenic fungi attack diatoms in the ocean and trigger the formation of new, beneficial substances in the algae (Nature Communications, October 2019) more »


October 8, 2019     

When laying their eggs, tobacco hawkmoths avoid plants that smell of caterpillar feces

An olfactory co-receptor allows moths to avoid intraspecific competition (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, October 2019) more »


August 2, 2019

Caterpillars of the peppered moth perceive color through their skin to match their body color to the background

Twig-mimicking caterpillars change their color depending on the background and move to color-matching backgrounds (Communications Biology, August 2019) more »