June 19, 2020

Fungal pathogen disables plant defense mechanism

The white mold fungus Sclerotinia sclerotiorum detoxifies the mustard oil bomb in plants of the cabbage family (Nature Communications, June 2020) more »

June 17, 2020

A changing mating signal may initiate speciation in populations of Drosophila mojavensis

A male sex pheromone no longer produced represents a decisive mechanism for the evolution of new species (Science Advances, June 2020) more »

June 12, 2020

Statistical analyses of plant metabolites allow solid testing of plant defense theories for the first time

High-throughput analyses of small substances in Nicotiana attenuata reveal that plants re-organize their metabolism to produce highly-specific defense metabolites after insect attack (Science Advances, June 2020) more »

June 11, 2020

Versatile symbionts: Reed beetles benefit from bacterial helpers through all life stages

Bacterial symbionts support their host's larvae and adult insects in different ways (Nature Communications, June 2020)  more »