Press Releases 2012


December 19, 2012   
Not without my microbes - After metamorphosis European forest cockchafers benefit from the same bacterial symbionts housed during their larval stage
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December 7, 2012
A Direct Line through the Brain to Avoid Rotten Food – A Full STOP Signal for Drosophila - Odor activation of a dedicated neural pathway by geosmin, an odor produced by toxic microorganisms, activates a hard-wired avoidance response in the fly.
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November 21, 2012
Herbivore defense in ferns - Unlike flowering plants, bracken ferns do not release any odor signals to attract the enemies of their attackers for their own benefit.
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October 16, 2012
Green Leaf Volatiles Increase Plant Fitness Via Biocontrol - Field study published in the new scientific journal eLife reveals that biological pest control using predators of insect eggs and larvae increases plant fitness
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September 12, 2012
Insecticide Resistance Caused by Recombination of Two Genes - Novel enzyme makes cotton bollworm resistant against pyrethroids.
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July 4, 2012
Humidity increases odor perception in terrestrial hermit crabs − Olfaction in land crabs is still in an early transitional stage between life in water and on land.
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June 6, 2012
How plants make cocaine: The discovery of the first enzyme in the pathway sheds new light on the evolution of alkaloid formation
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May 23, 2012
Deterring Signals: Tobacco Plants Advertise their Defensive Readiness to Attacking Leafhoppers - Like blood-sucking insects, herbivores evaluate their host’s readiness for defense
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April 25, 2012
Flies Process Attractive and Deterrent Odors in Different Brain Areas − Newly developed analytic device Flywalk allows accurate studies of insect behavior to be made
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March 9, 2012
Orientation of Desert Ants: Every Cue Counts − Foraging desert ants always find their way back to the nest, even when it is only marked by a magnetic cue, vibration, or carbon dioxide.
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February 2, 2012
Yellow Biotechnology: Using plants to silence insect genes in a high-throughput manner - Using virus vector-mediated RNAi enables scientists to rapidly study the function of insect genes
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