October 9, 2013
Internationale Tagung der Proteom-Forscher in Jena
July 10, 2013
Optimizing Microbe Factories - Max Planck and Fraunhofer scientists team up to develop efficient biosynthetic processes for the production of pharmaceutical and industrial ingredients.
June 10, 2013
Durch Molekularbiologie und Beobachtung in der freien Natur die Welt besser verstehen - Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zeichnet Meredith Schuman vom Max-Planck-Institut für chemische Ökologie, Jena, mit der begehrten Otto-Hahn-Medaille aus, die deutschlandweit für die besten Doktorarbeiten vergeben wird
June 3, 2013
Female moths use olfactory signals to choose the best egg-laying sites - Small changes in the composition of green leaf volatiles induced by herbivory guide ovipositing female moths to unattacked plants
May 17, 2013
Asian lady beetles use biological weapons against their European relatives − Invasive species from Eastern Asia uses microsporidia in order to out-compete native lady beetles
February 28, 2013
Metal Ions Regulate Terpenoid Metabolism in Insects - Controlled by metal ions a prenyl synthase in leaf beetle larvae produces the precursors for chemical defenses or juvenile hormones
January 9, 2013
Bugs need symbiotic bacteria to exploit plant seeds
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.
November 15, 2012
Researchers Use GPS Tracking to Monitor Crab Behavior
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
September 12, 2012
Insecticide Resistance Caused by Recombination of Two Genes - Novel enzyme makes cotton bollworm resistant against pyrethroids.
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.
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
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
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.
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