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The ability to detect toxic compounds in foods is essential for animal survival. However, the minimal subunit composition of… Expand Insect survival depends on contact chemosensation to sense and avoid consuming plant-derived insecticides, such as l-canavanine… Expand Rhizobia form symbiotic nodules on host legumes and fix nitrogen for their hosts in exchange for nutrients. In order to establish… Expand For all animals, the taste sense is crucial to detect and avoid ingesting toxic molecules. Many toxins are synthesized by plants… Expand This study reports the effects in vitro and in vivo of L-canavanine (LCN), an amino acid found in commonly consumed legumes, on… Expand