eLife Episode 10: Radiation, Anti-aphrodisiacs and Glowing Squid
In this episode of the eLife podcast we hear about the mating habits of flies, radiation resistance in bacteria, how insects learned to smell, and the Hawaiian bobtail squid...
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Single mutations in three genes can increase the ability of E. coli to survive ionizing radiation by a factor of 1000.
Male flies rub chemicals called TAGs onto female flies during mating to make them less attractive to other males.
The Hawaiian bobtail squid and V. fischeri bacteria use a chemical conversation to establish a close working relationship...
Up in the air: why flight drove evolution of insect olfaction