Press Releases 2020

May 13, 2020  
How a mint became catmint - Researchers discover the evolutionary origins of the cat attractant nepetalactone



May 4, 2020    
Foraging Drosophila flies are open for new microbial partners  - Their openness to associate with previously unknown yeasts could be a crucial factor for the emergence of new Drosophila species


April 20, 2020 
Spores, please! Gypsy moth larvae love poplar leaves infected by fungi


March 2, 2020    
Whether horseradish flea beetles can deter predators depends on their food plant and their life stage - Larvae of these leaf beetles deploy plant defense compounds to fend off predators, whereas their pupae cannot


January 28, 2020
“Next generation” Max Planck Center opened - Researchers from Jena and Sweden are studying the impact of human-generated environmental changes on insects