Fatal attraction

Elife. 2014 Nov 25;3:e05259. doi: 10.7554/eLife.05259.


A beetle pheromone that lures nematode worms to an insect host can also stop their development or even kill them outright.

Keywords: C. elegans; Pristionchus pacificus; chemosensation; developmental biology; insect pheromones; lipid binding protein; necromeny; nematode; stem cells.

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Behavior, Animal / drug effects*
  • Coleoptera / parasitology*
  • Host-Parasite Interactions / drug effects*
  • Nematoda / growth & development*
  • Pheromones / pharmacology*


  • Pheromones