The little things that run the world

P. Le Gall, L. Garnery et P.-A. Calatayud wrote an article about the insect decline in the United Nations journal, UN-Environment. The little things that run the world are disappearing and very few seem to care.

To read the article, please click here.

This entry was posted on 16 January 2019, in News.

Meeting with insects

P. Le Gall (DEEIT) invites you to learn about eatable insects Sunday the 20th of January at “La maison des insectes” run by OPIE.


This entry was posted on 11 January 2019, in News.

Interspecific variability in Drosophila

Jean David (IGGIPOP ) took part in the work ending with the publication of Nagy, O et al in Current Biology.

In this article, the authors showed that a single mutation contributes both to the loss of sensory organs under the phallus of some drosophila species and to the up sizing of a sex comb on their legs. This is the first report of morphological evolution between species occurring through the change of a single nucleotide.

These results were the basis of  a short article on the website of INSB in CNRS.

This entry was posted on 24 October 2018, in News.

Edible insects

Edible insects are trendy: Philippe Le Gall (DEEIT) was invited to talk in the “Cabaret de la Science” broadcast led by Fred Courant from “L’esprit Sorcier” at the Cité des Sciences the 6th and 7th of October 2018. To listen to the broadcast, please click here.

This entry was posted on 11 October 2018, in News.