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Amino acids in nectar enhance butterfly fecundity: A long awaited link
...terpillars on both nitrogen poor and nitrogen rich stinging
nettle. After the butterflies emerged, they were fed nectar with or without amino acids. Butterflies raised under natural, nitrogen poor larval food conditions laid more eggs when fed nectar containing amino acids. These results provide the long mis...
Study shows humans have ability to track odors, much like bloodhounds
...ulate both, and some, like onions and ammonia, are stinging
enough to bring tears to the eyes. Perhaps, some suggested, von Bekesy's subjects were localizing odors based on trigeminal nerve stimulation, not olfactory nerve stimulation. To eliminate this confusion, Porter and Sobel used two odors with minimal...
Nanosecond-scale release of stinging jellyfish nematocysts
...hers have characterized the explosive discharge of stinging
jellyfish nematocytes and show that this event rep... cnidarians are giant exocytotic organelles of the stinging
cells used for prey capture and defense. These miniature cellular weapons contain a cocktail of hemo...