The MPI for Chemical Ecology in the Media

Media Coverage 2014


Press Release No. 14/2014 (134), December 16, 2014
How the brain can distinguish good from bad smells

New study reveals how the brain can distinguish between good and bad smells
Medical News - Life Sciences & Medicine, December 17, 2014

Was rufen Düfte im Gehirn hervor?
By Marc Platthaus, Laborpraxis, December 17, 2014

¿Cómo distingue el cerebro un olor bueno y un olor desagradable?
By Nuria Llavina, Medciencia, December 17, 2014

Press Release No. 13/2014 (133), December 9, 2014
Toxic fruits hold the key to reproductive success

Evolutionary Genetics: You Are What You Evolve to Eat
By Ian Dworkin and Corbin D. Jones, Current Biology, May 20, 2015

Pflanze erhöht Fruchtbarkeit von Insekten, December 13, 2014

Giftige Substanz erhöhen die Fruchtbarkeit
By Marc Platthaus, Laborpraxis, December 11, 2014

Wie die Seychellenfliege von den giftigen Früchten des Noni-Baumes abhängig wurde
Scimondo - Faszinierendes aus der Welt der Wissenschaft, December 9, 2014

Press Release No. 12/2014 (132), December 1, 2014
The nutritionists within

Firebugs survive by harvesting nutrients from their gut flora
By L. J. Devon, Natural News, December 6, 2014

Press Release No. 10/2014 (130), September 25, 2014
Playing tag with sugars in the cornfield

Scientists reveal how fall armyworms survive plants' defense
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications, October 8, 2014

To Outwit Plant Defenses, Hungry Caterpillars Turn Chemists
By Carmen Drahl, Chemical & Engineering News, October 6, 2014

Umgedrehter Zuckerrest macht Raupe zu erfolgreichem Maisschädling
By Daniela Zeibig,, September 9, 2014


Press Release No. 5/2014 (125), April 15, 2014

Faithful allies since the Cretaceous

Wasps selectively pass protective bacteria on to their offspring
By Adam Mann, PNAS Journal Club, May 2, 2014

Mikroben-Pakt seit Millionen Jahren
Laborwelt, April 24, 2014

Press Release No. 4/2014 (124), March 27, 2014

The first insects were not yet able to smell well

When Did Insects Learn to Smell?
By Nsikan Akpan, Scientific American, May 10, 2014

Geruchssystem bei Insekten entwickelte sich erst viel später als gedacht, March 30, 2014

Press Release No. 2/2014 (122), January 15, 2014
Ants Protect Acacia Plants Against Pathogens

Plants release chemical weapons and deploy insect armies in their defence
The Conversation, March 28, 2014

Recent advances in ant-plant symbioses
New Phytologist, March 5, 2014

Acacia, ants and antibiotics: Protect and survive
The Economist, January 25, 2014

Wie Lebewesen sich gegenseitig helfen
By Jürgen Wendler, Weser Kurier, January, 21, 2014

Press Release No. 1/2014 (121), January 2, 2014
Toxic Breath Keeps Spiders Away

QnAs with Ian T. Baldwin
By Beth Azar, PNAS, 111(4), p. 1226, January 28, 2014

Caterpillar Halitosis
By Bob Hirshon, Science  Update / AAAS, January 13, 2014

Tobacco breath aids defence
Nature / Research Highlights, January 9, 2014

Really Bad Breath
By Abby Olena, The Scientist, January 3, 2014

Stinkender Fraßschutz
die tageszeitung, January 3, 2014

Tabakschwärmer: Sie stinken um ihr Leben
Spiegel online, December 30, 2013