Press Releases 2011


October 19, 2011
New Bacterial Toxins Against Resistant Insect Pests - Scientists from the USA, Mexico, China, and Germany have developed Bt toxins for the management of resistance in European corn borer and other crop pests.
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September 22, 2011
Why DEET Keeps Mosquitos and Other Insects at Bay - Chemical agent DEET disorients insects by scrambling their odor receptor apparatus
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September 1, 2011
Insect Gut Microbe with a Molecular Iron Reservoir - Max Planck researchers analyze the structure of an iron storage protein
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August 23, 2011
Schweizer Franken für Pflanzenforschung in Jena - Schweizer Fonds fördert Doktorarbeiten über Maisschädlinge und deren Bekämpfung
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April 26, 2011
Lollipops with Side Effects - A plant’s sugary offering betrays caterpillars to predatory ants
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April 15, 2011
Molecular Messages from the Antennae - Scientists assemble genes involved in regulating olfaction in the antennae of a moth
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March 10, 2011
Production of Mustard Oils: On the Origin of An Enzyme - During the evolution of plants of the mustard family a leucine producing enzyme mutated into an enzyme that protects plants against herbivores.
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March 10, 2011
Host Change Alters Toxic Cocktail - Gene modification: Leaf beetle larvae attacking birch trees produce toxic cocktails that differ from the ones produced by conspecifics living on willows
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