Latest publications



de Lange, E. S., K. Farnier, B. Gaudillat, and T.C.J. Turlings (2015. Has the domestication of maize reduced its ability to attract parasitoids?   Chemoecology   (submitted)


Veyrat, N., C.A.M. Robert, H. Xu, M. Frey, J. Ton, and T.C.J. Turlings, and M.Erb (2015).   Herbivore intoxication as a potential primary function of an inducible volatile plant signal.   Proceedings of the Royal Society B   (submitted)


Pineda, A., R. Soler, M. J. Pozo, S. Rasmann, and T.C.J. Turlings (2015).     Above-belowground interactions involving plants, microbes and insects.    Frontiers in Plant Science   (submitted)    


Klauser D., G. Desurmont, G. Glauser, A. Vallat, P. Flury, T. Boller, T.C.J. Turlings, and S. Bartels (2015).  The Arabidopsis AtPep-PEPR danger detection system is induced by   Spodoptera littoralis   oral secretions to mediate defense responses against herbivores.    Journal of Experimental Biology   (under review)


Jaffuel G., I.   Hiltpold,   and T.C.J. Turlings   (2015).   Highly potent exudates from pea   (Pisum sativum) and maize (Zea mays) roots can be used to induce quiescence in entomopathogenic nematodes.   Journal of Chemical Ecology   (under review)


Amorós-Jiménez, R.,   C.A.M. Robert, M.   Á   . Marcos-Garc   í   a, A. Fereres, and T.C.J. Turlings (2015).   A differential role of volatiles from conspecific and heterospecific competitors in the selection of oviposition sites by the aphidophagous hoverfly   Sphaerophoria rueppellii .   Journal of Chemical Ecology   (in press)


Desurmont G.A., Laplanche D., Schiestl F.P., and Turlings T.C.J. (2015).  Making the right call at the right time: ontogeny-dependent dynamics of attractiveness to natural enemies in   Brassica rapa   BMC Ecology   (in press)


Campos-Herrera R., G. Jaffuel, X. Chiriboga, R. Blanco-Pérez, M. Fesselet, V. Půža, F. Mascher, and T. C. J. Turlings (2015).   Traditional and molecular detection methods reveal intense interguild competition and other multitrophic interactions associated with native entomopathogenic nematodes in Swiss tillage soils   .   Plant & Soil   389: 237-255


Erb M., N. Veyrat, C.A.M. Robert, H. Xu, M. Frey, J. Ton, and T.C.J. Turlings (2015). Indole is an essential herbivore-induced volatile priming signal in maize.   Nature Communications   6: 6273


Kim J.W., G. Jaffuel, and T.C.J. Turlings   (2015). Enhanced alginate capsule properties as a formulation of entomopathogenic nematodes.   Biocontrol   (in press)   DOI 10.1007/s10526-014-9638-z



Hiltpold I., G. Jaffuel, T.C.J. Turlings (2015).   The dual effects of root cap exudates on nematodes: from quiescence in plant-parasitic nematodes   to frenzy in   entomopathogenic nematode.   Journal of Experimental Botany   66: 603-11


Sobhy I.S., M. Erb and T.C.J.     Turlings (2015). Plant strengtheners enhance parasitoid attraction to herbivore-damaged cotton via qualitative and quantitative changes in induced volatiles.    Pest Management Science   71 : 686-693


Köhler A., D. Maag, N. Veyrat, G. Glauser, J.-L. Wolfender., T. C. J. Turlings, M. Erb (2015).    Within-plant distribution of 1,4-benzoxazin-3-ones contributes to herbivore niche differentiation in maize.   Plant, Cell and Environment   (in press)


Chabaane Y.   , D. Laplanche, T. C. J. Turlings and G. A.   Desurmont (2015).    Impact of exotic insect herbivores on native tritrophic interactions: a case study of the African cotton leafworm,   Spodoptera littoralis   Journal of Ecology   103: 109-117




de Lange E., D. Balmer, B. Mauch-Mani, T.C.J. Turlings (2014). Insect and pathogen resistance in cultivated maize and its wild ancestor, teosinte.   New Phytologist   204: 329-341   (Review)


Xu H., N. Veyrat, T. Degen, T.C.J. Turlings (2014). Exceptional use of sex pheromones in parasitoids of the genusCotesia: males are strongly attracted to virgin females, but are no longer attracted to or even repelled by mated females.   Insects   5   : 499-512


Röder, G. D, D. Canestrari, D. Bolopo, J.M. Marcos, N. Villard, V. Baglione, and T.C.J. Turlings (2014).   Chicks of the great spotted cuckoo   may turn brood parasitism into mutualism by producing a foul-smelling secretion that repels predators.   Journal of Chemical Ecology   40: 320-324


Loreto F., M. Dicke, J.-P. Schnitzler, T.C.J. Turlings (2014).  Plant volatiles and the environment: a preface.   Plant, Cell and Environment   37:   1905-1908


Desurmont G.A., J. Harvey, N.M. van Dam,    S. Cristescu   , F.P. Schiestl, S.   Cozzolino   , P.   Anderson   , M.C. Larsson, P.Kindlmann   , H. Danner, and T.C.J. Turlings (2014). Alien interference: Disruption of infochemical networks by invasive insect herbivores.   Plant, Cell and Environment   37:   1854-1865


Robert C.A.M., R.A. Ferrieri, S. Schirmer, B.A. Babst, M.J. Schueller, R.A.R. Machado, C.C.M. Arce, B.E. Hibbard, J. Gershenzon, T.C.J. Turlings and M. Erb (2014).  Induced carbon reallocation and compensatory growth as root herbivore tolerance mechanisms.    Plant, Cell and Environment   11: 2613-2622


Maag D., C. Dalvit, D. Thevenet, A. Köhler, F.C. Wouters, D.G. Vassão, J. Gershenzon, J.-L. Wolfender, T.C.J. Turlings, M. Erb, and G. Glauser (2014).   3- β -D-glucopyranosyl-6-methoxy-2-benzoxazolinone (MBOA-N-Glc) is an insect detoxification product of maize 1,4-benzoxazin-3-ones.   Phytochemistry   102 :   97–105


Turlings T.C.J. (2014).     From applied entomology to evolutionary ecology and back (Essay for the 40th   anniversary issue).     Journal of Chemical Ecology   40: 224


Canestrari D., D. Bolopo, T.C.J. Turlings, G. Röder, J.M. Marcos, and V. Baglione (2014).       From parasitism to mutualism: unexpected interactions between a cuckoo and its host.     Science   343: 1350-1352


Sobhy, I.S., M. Erb, Y. Lou and T. C. J. Turlings (2014).   The prospect of applying chemical elicitors and plant strengtheners to enhance the biological control of crop pests.    Philosophical Transactions B       369: 1471-2970 (review)


D'Alessandro, M., M. Erb, J. Ton, A. Brandenburg, D. Karlen, J. Zopfi, T.C.J. Turlings (2014). Volatiles produced by soil-borne endophytic bacteria increase plant pathogen resistance and affect tritrophic interactions.   Plant, Cell and Environment   37: 813-826




Zhang, P.-J., C.-X. Xu, Y.-B. Lu, J.-M. Zhang, Y.-Q. Liu, A. David,; W. Boland, and T.C.J. Turlings (2013)     Phloem-feeding whiteflies can fool their host plants, but not their parasitoids.   Functional Ecology   27, 1304–1312


von Mérey, G.E., N. Veyrat, M. D’Alessandro, T.C.J. Turlings (2013). Herbivore-induced maize leaf volatiles affect attraction and feeding behaviour of   Spodoptera littoralis   caterpillars.   Frontiers in plant-microbe interactions   4: 209


Robert   C.A.M., M.   Erb, I. Hiltpold, B. Hibbard, M. Gaillard, J. Bilat, J. Degenhardt, X. Cambet-Petit-Jean, T.C.J. Turlings, C. Zwahlen (2013). Genetically engineered maize plants reveal distinct costs and benefits of constitutive volatile emissions in the field.   Plant Biotechnology Journal   11(5): 628-39


Huffaker, A.,   G. Pearce, N. Veyrat, M. Erb, T. C. J. Turlings, M. M. Vaughan, P.E.A. Teal, H.T. Alborn, E.A. Schmelz (2013).   Plant elicitor peptides are conserved signals regulating direct and indirect anti-herbivore defense.   Proc. Natl. Acad. Science USA   110(14): 5707-5712


Glauser G., N. Veyrat, B. Rochat, J. L. Wolfender, T. C. J. Turlings (2013). Ultra-high pressure liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for plant metabolomics: a systematic comparison of high-resolution quadrupole-time   -of-flight and single stage Orbitrap mass spectrometers.   Journal of Chromatography A   1292: 151-159


Robert C.A.M., D.L. Frank, K.A. Leach, T.C.J. Turlings, B.E. Hibbard   and M. Erb (2013).    Direct and indirect plant defenses are not suppressed by endosymbionts of a specialist root herbivore.   Journal of Chemical Ecology   39(4): 507-515


Christensen S.A., A. Nemchenko, E. Borrego, I. Murray, I.S. Sobhy, L. Bosak, S. DeBlasio, M. Erb, C.A.M. Robert, K.A. Vaughn, C. Herrfurth, J. Tumlinson, I. Feussner, D. Jackson, T.C.J. Turlings, J. Engelberth, C. Nansen, R. Meeley and M.V. Kolomiets (2013). The maize lipoxygenase, ZmLOX10, mediates green leaf volatile, jasmonate and herbivore-induced plant volatile production for defense against insect attack.    The Plant Journal   74, 59–73


Marti G., M. Erb, J. Boccard, G. Glauser, G. R. Doyen, N. Villard, T.C.J. Turlings, S. Rudaz and J.-L. Wolfender   (2013).  Metabolomics reveals herbivore-induced metabolites of resistance and susceptibility in maize leaves and roots.  Plant, Cell and Environment   36(3): 621-39