January 19, 2017

Bodyguards in the gut have a chemical weapon

Symbiotic bacteria produce antibiotics to clear harmful pathogens from the gut of caterpillars (Cell Chemical Biology, January 2017)  more »



November 11, 2016

Plants modulate accumulation of metabolites at organ level

Scientists develop computational metabolomic approach to measure metabolic diversity in different plant tissues (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, November 2016) more »


November 7, 2016

Dependency can be
an evolutionary advantage

Bacteria which are adapted to their environment and depend on others grow better (PLOS Genetics, November 2016) more »


November 3, 2016

Plant roots in the dark see light

Light transmitted from the shoot to the roots activates photoreceptors in the roots and triggers light-dependent growth responses in plants (Science Signaling, November 2016)  more »