May 19, 2017

Joint forces on carcasses

Cooperation of burying beetles and their microbiota (Nature Communications, May 2017) more »


April 28, 2017

Symbiotic bacteria: from hitchhiker to beetle bodyguard

Bacterial symbionts transition between plant pathogenicity and insect defensive mutualism (Nature Communications, April 2017) more »


April 20, 2017

Bergamotene   ̶   alluring and lethal for Manduca sexta

The volatile compound bergamotene increases the moths’ pollination success and protects tobacco leaves against their voracious offspring (Current Biology, April 2017) more »


April 3, 2017

Herbivore-induced early defense signaling and its evolution in Nicotiana


Phylogenomic analysis of the genes involved in herbivore induced transcriptomic responses in Nicotiana showed that genome multiplication likely played an important role in shaping the evolution of early defense signaling in plants (Yearbook 2017 of the Max Planck Society)  more »