The MPI for Chemical Ecology in the Media

Media Coverage 2020

Press Release No. 15/2020 (223), September 18, 2020
Surplus sugar helps whiteflies detoxify plant defenses

How whiteflies defuse mustard oil bombs
By Ariana Remmel, Chemical & Engineering News, October 3, 2020

 

Press Release No. 16/2020 (224), September 18, 2020
Ancient human footprints in Saudi Arabia provide snapshot of Arabian ecology 120,000 years ago

Human Footprints Found in Saudi Arabia May Be 120,000 Years Old
By Alex Fox, Smithsonian Magazine, September 21, 2020

120.000 Jahre alt: Menschliche Spuren auf Arabischer Halbinsel entdeckt
Redaktionsnetzwerk Deutschland, September 18, 2020

Oldest footprints in Saudi Arabia reveal intriguing step in early human migration
By Maya Wei-Haas, National Geographic, September 17, 2020

These 120,000-year-old footprints offer early evidence for humans in Arabia
By Ann Gibbons, Science, September 17, 2020

 

Press Release No. 14/2020 (222), September 10, 2020
Diamondback moth uses plant defense substances as oviposition cues

Wenn Gift zum Lockstoff wird
By Robert Czepel, science - ORF.at, September 14, 2020

Wenn die natürliche Schädlingsabwehr nach hinten losgeht…
By Christian Lüttmann, Laborpraxis, September 11, 2020

Chemical Used as Defense Against Pests, Used by Moths to Lay Eggs
By Mark B., Science Times, September 11, 2020

 

Press Release No. 13/2020 (221), September 4, 2020
Air pollution renders flower odors unattractive to moths

How a moth can outsmart smog
By Carmen Drahl, Science News, September 11, 2020

Air Pollution Affects How Moths Smell Flowers
By Mary Jo DiLonardo, Treehugger, September 9, 2020

Nature Watch: Tales of scent and movement
Cosmos, September 9, 2020

Luftverschmutzung: Schadstoffe verderben Blütenduft
Deutschlandfunk Nova, September 7, 2020

Das stinkt: Weniger Blütenbestäubung durch Luftverschmutzung?
Laborpraxis, September 4, 2020

 

Press Release No. 12/2020 (220), August 31, 2020
Dodder uses the flowering signal of its host plant to flower

Erstaunlicher Pflanzenvampir
wissenschaft.de, August 31, 2020

 

Press Release No. 9/2020 (217), June 19, 2020
Fungal pathogen disables plant defense mechanism

Researchers Show How Fungal Pathogen Disables Plant Defense Mechanism
International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-biotech Applications (ISAAA),   June 24, 2020

 

Press Release No. 8/2020 (216), June 17, 2020
A changing mating signal may initiate speciation in populations of Drosophila mojavensis

Scheidung auf chemisch
By Michael Groß, Chemie in unserer Zeit, August 5, 2020

 

Press Release No. 12/2019 (207)), December 2, 2019
Sweet potato uses a single odor to warn its neighbors of insect attack

Wenn Fressen nicht mehr satt macht - Chemische Tricks der Tiere und Pflanzen
By Larissa Tetsch, Chemie in unserer Zeit, August 202

 

Press Release No. 2/2020 (210),  March 2, 2020
Whether horseradish flea beetles can deter predators depends on their food plant and their life stage

Scharfe Waffen für den Meerretticherdfloh
By Annette Hille-Rehfeld, Biologie in unserer Zeit, July 8, 2020

 

Press Release No. 9/2020 (217),  June 19, 2020
Fungal pathogen disables plant defense mechanism

Cabbages fight pathogen fungus
New Food Magazine, June 24, 2020

 

Press Release No. 7/2020 (215),  June 12, 2020
Statistical analyses of plant metabolites allow solid testing of plant defense theories for the first time

Pflanzen wehren sich gezielt gegen Insektenbefall
Wissenschaftsjahr 2020/21 - Bioökonomie, June 30, 2020

 

Press Release No. 6/2020 (214),  June 11, 2020
Versatile symbionts: Reed beetles benefit from bacterial helpers through all life stages

Vielseitige Versorgungsgemeinschaft
Transkript, June 12, 2020

 

Press Release No. 5/2020 (213),  May 13, 2020
How a mint became catmint

Katzen im Rausch: Wie aus Minze Katzenminze wurde
Laborjournal, May 15, 2020

Genome of Catnip Reveals How It Makes Cats Nuts
By Steven Reinberg, U.S. News, May 13, 2020

Wie die Minze zur Katzenminze wurde
MDR Wissen, May 13, 2020


Press Release No. 3/2020 (211),  April 20, 2020
Spores please!

Grünkost mit deftiger Pilzbeilage
By Martin Vieweg, natur.de, April 27, 2020

 

Rätselhafte Phänomene - Diamantenfieber und sprechende Pflanzen
(including an interview with Sybille Unsicker about how plants like the black poplar defend themselves)
Terra X / ZDF, April 26, 2020

 

Press Release No. 12/2019 (207),  December 2, 2019
Sweet potato uses a single odor to warn its neighbors of insect attack

Sweet Potato Sends Secret Signals
By Priyanka Runwal, Scientific America, January 24, 2020