August 26, 2016

Moth takes advantage of defensive compounds in Physalis fruits

The berries act as immune boosters in the moth Heliothis subflexa, a specialist on this food (Nature Communications, August 2016)  more »



June 29, 2016

Jasmonate-deficient tobacco plants attract herbivorous mammals

Tobacco plants which lack the hormones responsible for nicotine production are feasted on by rabbits and other mammals (eLife June 2016)  more »

May 31, 2016

Stick insects produce bacterial enzymes themselves

 In the course of evolution, genes of gut microbes “jumped” to their insect host (Scientific Reports, May 2016) more »