August 16, 2018

How an herbivore hijacks a nutrient uptake strategy of its host plant

The struggle for iron determines the fate of maize and its most damaging insect pest, the Western corn rootworm (SCIENCE, August 2018) more »


July 17, 2018

Sap-sucking bugs manipulate their host plants’ metabolism for their own benefit

Tupiocoris notatus bugs copy plant hormones, inject them into tobacco leaves and may thus increase nutrient content (eLife, July 2018) more »


April 17, 2018

The microbiome of a native plant is much more resilient than expected

Their diversity and adaptability protect plant bacterial communities against antimicrobial substances (eLife, April 2018) more »


April 9, 2018

Why some beetles like alcohol

Alcohol used as a "weed killer" optimizes the harvest of ambrosia beetles (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, April 2018) more »