School of Integrative Biology
The School of Integrative Biology studies how the different components of life interact, from molecules through global cycles.
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Diel patterns of insect herbivory and plant secondary metabolites in understory shrubs on Barro Colorado Island (2017-07-20)Plants produce a broad diversity of secondary metabolites as defenses against herbivory. In response, herbivorous insects have evolved a diversity of behavioral and biochemical counter-adaptations to these defenses. Despite ...
(2017-07-12)Globalization has lead to increased frequencies of exotic plant invasions, which can reduce biodiversity and lead to extinction of native species. Physical traits that increase competitive ability and reproductive output ...
The movement behavior and reproductive ecology of western corn rootworm beetles (coleoptera: chrysomeliae) in Bt cornfields with structured and seed blend refuges (2017-07-11)In the United States, western corn rootworm (Coleoptera: Chrysomelidae; Diabrotica virgifera virgifera LeConte) larvae have been managed using transgenic Bt (Bacillus thuringiensis Berliner) corn hybrids expressing ...
(2017-06-19)Plant sex chromosomes have evolved from the autosomes of hermaphroditic species to maintain dioecy. The major barriers to sex chromosome characterization have been the inherent difficulties of working with a non-recombining ...
(2017-07-11)Dogs were domesticated more than 15,000 years ago, and since then they have become an integral part of human lives. They have served as hunters, guards, and pets, and have migrated with humans to multiple continents, ...