February 13, 2018

Beewolves have been successfully using the same antibiotics for 68 million years

The antibiotic cocktail produced by symbiotic bacteria changed very little in the course of evolution and its antipathogenic effect remained unaltered (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, February 2018) more »

November 27, 2017

Maize pest exploits plant defense compounds to protect itself

A new study explains why biological control of the Western corn rootworm has not been efficient (eLife, November 2017) more »

November 22, 2017

Desert ants cannot be fooled

These master navigators are able to assess the reliability of landmarks as they search for the way home (Current Biology, November 2017) more »

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 »