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2013-03-18 15:54:40

Insect odorant receptors regulate their own sensitivity.

Oxytocin Plays Key Role In Maintaining Social Relations
2013-01-24 12:28:39

Researchers found that in chimpanzees the hormone oxytocin is likely to play a key role in maintaining social relations with both kin and non-kin cooperation partners

2012-12-19 15:29:16

After metamorphosis European forest cockchafers benefit from the same bacterial symbionts housed during their larval stage.

2012-11-29 13:34:42

Genetic and chemical analyses of human skeletal remains reveal origins and food habits of first Sicilians

Ferns Herbivore Defense
2012-11-21 13:00:05

Unlike flowering plants, bracken ferns do not release any odor signals to attract the enemies of their attackers for their own benefit.

Pulsar Is Accompanied By Black Widow
2012-10-25 16:03:16

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute have discovered a millisecond pulsar accompanied by an unusual sub-stellar partner known as a "black widow."

Biological Pest Control Using Predators Of Insect Eggs And Larvae Increases Plant Fitness
2012-10-16 15:15:40

To solve the acute, global problem of securing food resources for a continuously growing population, we must work constantly to increase the sustainability and effectiveness of modern agricultural techniques.

Red Queen Or Red King
2012-09-24 10:52:18

In relationships based on mutuality, the number of individuals involved can determine the rate at which species evolve

2012-06-06 21:42:30

Alkaloids constitute a very large group of natural nitrogen-containing compounds with diverse effects on the human organism.

Tobacco Plants Advertise They Are Ready To Attack Leafhoppers
2012-05-23 10:25:32

Like blood-sucking insects, herbivores evaluate their host's readiness for defense


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