September 21, 2018

Desert ants have an amazing odor memory

The insects can learn many food odors and remember them all their lives (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, September 2018) more »


August 28, 2018

Leaf molecules as markers for mycorrhizal associations

Metabolites in above-ground parts of a plant reveal a plant’s successful mutualism with mycorrhizal fungi  (eLife, August 2018) more »


August 16, 2018

How an herbivore hijacks a nutrient uptake strategy of its host plant

The struggle for iron determines the fate of maize and its most damaging insect pest, the Western corn rootworm (SCIENCE, August 2018) more »



July 17, 2018

Sap-sucking bugs manipulate their host plants’ metabolism for their own benefit

Tupiocoris notatus bugs copy plant hormones, inject them into tobacco leaves and may thus increase nutrient content (eLife, July 2018) more »