November 2, 2018

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  • Idia lubricalis
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    Moths go batty

    By way of introducing some mirth* to the otherwise rather doom-and-gloom-laden previous news item (A heart(wood)-warming tale of methanogens), this zoo-centric tree-based story caught my eye. Andrei Sourakov (of the rather impressively named McGuire Center for Lepidoptera and Biodiversity – at the University of Florida’s Florida Museum of Natural History, USA) reports the curious case […] More

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    Phenotypic plasticity of floral volatiles in response to increasing drought stress

    Flowers emit a wide range of volatile compounds which can be critically important to interactions with pollinators or herbivores. Yet most studies of how the environment influences plant volatiles focus on leaf emissions, with little known about abiotic sources of variation in floral volatiles. Understanding phenotypic plasticity in floral volatile emissions has become increasingly important […] More