January 25, 2019

Ingenious techniques in neighborhood dispute

Wild tobacco plants gain an advantage by the timely sending of hungry caterpillars to the competition (The American Naturalist, January 2019) more »


December 5, 2018

Cereals use chemical defenses in a multifunctional manner against different herbivores

Plants rely on their toxins not only to fend off caterpillars but also to regulate defense mechanisms against aphids (Science Advances, December 2018) more »


October 16, 2018

Sex or food?  Decision-making in single-cell organisms

Diatoms show complex behavior: The can select between the search for sex partners or nutrient sources. (The ISME Journal, October 2018) more »