October 18, 2017

Ein Käfer sprengt die Abwehr

In jeder Kohlpflanze tickt eine Bombe, eine Senfölbombe. Kohlerdflöhe überlisten die Verteidigungswaffe der Pflanzen und setzen sie zu ihrem eigenen Schutz ein (MasPlanckForschung, 3/2017) more »

August 16, 2017

The irresistible fragrance of dying vinegar flies

Bacterial pathogens cause infected flies to produce more sex pheromones and so expand their deadly reach (Nature Communications, August 2017) more »

August 10, 2017

Self-defense for plants

A clever strategy to protect plants against herbivores could be used as an attractive alternative to chemical pest control (Trends in Biotechnology, August 2017) more »

July 24, 2017

Dodder: a parasite involved in the plant alarm system

Host plants communicate warning signals through a parasite network, when insects attack (Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, July 2017) more »