Etiqueta: University of Alacant

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Flies and carnivorous plants, a new relationship

A team of researchers of the University of Alacant, together with German and Brazilian scientists, have discovered a new interaction between insects and plants. They are fly larvae which can survive in a carnivorous plant and feed from its prey. This is what we know as «cleptoparasitism». According to

Interview with Francisco Mojica

We speak with Mojica about the circumstances of his discovery, the following investigations, and present and future applications. We also ask him about the controversy regarding patents, and also how he is experiencing this recognition and attention towards his work.