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  • Researchers boost insect aggression by altering brain metabolism

    Institute for Genomic Biology director Gene Robinson and his colleagues found that changes in brain metabolism influence insect aggression.

    Institute for Genomic Biology director Gene Robinson and his colleagues found that changes in brain metabolism influence insect aggression.

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      Institute for Genomic Biology director Gene Robinson and his colleagues found that changes in brain metabolism influence insect aggression.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Some insects are more aggressive than others in response to an intruder. Watch a video of honey bees responding to an intruder bee.

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  • To reach Gene Robinson, call 217-265-0309; email generobi@illinois.edu.

    The paper, “Socially responsive effects of brain oxidative metabolism on aggression,” is available online or from the U. of I. News Bureau.