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Latest Kazushige Touhara Stories

2009-05-08 07:16:53

A new study published online on May 7th in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, has found the source of silkworms' attraction to mulberry leaves, their primary food source. A jasmine-scented chemical emitted in small quantities by the leaves triggers a single, highly tuned olfactory receptor in the silkworms' antennae, they show. The results are contrary to the notion that insects are generally attracted to their host plants through the recognition of a blend of volatile compounds by a...

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2008-04-14 10:45:00

Scientists find that insects use fast-acting ion channels to smell odors, a major break with the ideology of the field -- and evolutionDarwin's tree of life represents the path and estimates the time evolution took to get to the current diversity of life. Now, new findings suggest that this tree, an icon of evolution, may need to be redrawn. In research to be published in the April 13 advance online issue of Nature, researchers at Rockefeller University and the University of Tokyo have joined...


Word of the Day
bibliopole
  • A bookseller; now, especially, a dealer in rare and curious books.
This word comes from a Greek phrase meaning 'book seller.'
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