Press Releases 2011

October 19, 2011
New Bacterial Toxins Against Resistant Insect Pests - Scientists from the USA, Mexico, China, and Germany have developed Bt toxins for the management of resistance in European corn borer and other crop pests

September 22, 2011
Why DEET Keeps Mosquitos and Other Insects at Bay - Chemical agent DEET disorients insects by scrambling their odor receptor apparatus

September 1, 2011
Insect Gut Microbe with a Molecular Iron Reservoir - Max Planck researchers analyze the structure of an iron storage protein

August 23, 2011
Schweizer Franken für Pflanzenforschung in Jena - Schweizer Fonds fördert Doktorarbeiten über Maisschädlinge und deren Bekämpfung

April 26, 2011
Lollipops with Side Effects - A plant’s sugary offering betrays caterpillars to predatory ants

April 15, 2011
Molecular Messages from the Antennae - Scientists assemble genes involved in regulating olfaction in the antennae of a moth

March 10, 2011
Production of Mustard Oils: On the Origin of An Enzyme - During the evolution of plants of the mustard family a leucine producing enzyme mutated into an enzyme that protects plants against herbivores

March 10, 2011
Host Change Alters Toxic Cocktail - Gene modification: Leaf beetle larvae attacking birch trees produce toxic cocktails that differ from the ones produced by conspecifics living on willows