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Bengaluru | Mar 27
Photo : Dr. Mahua Ghara

Latest research from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, demonstrates how chemical interactions take place between wasps and fig trees and the tussle between pollinating and non pollinating wasps.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Bengaluru | Mar 9
Photo : Anusha LK Kumble

Some details of the reproductive journey of a fig wasp, to find a suitable tree and lay eggs while simultaneously pollinate it in the process are known. In a recent study, scientists from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, fill in the gaps in our knowledge about this fascinating journey.

General, Science, Ecology, Deep-dive
Kasaragod | Nov 13
Photo : Purabi Deshpande / Research Matters

Nature is full of mind boggling interactions, some that seem they are straight out of a fiction novel! Studying a host-parasite-hyperparasite interaction between a species of moth and two species of wasp, scientists from the Ecology lab at the Department of Animal Science, Central University of Kerala, explore how wasps control the behaviour of moth larvae and also contribute to controlling their population.

General, Science, Ecology