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UC Davis Chemical Ecologist Walter Leal Says We're Like Bolas Spiders: Here's Why!

Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, studies the molecular basis of insect olfaction, unraveling how insects detect chemicals and using that knowledge to inform pest management techniques. (Photo by David Slipher, College of Biological Sciences)

UC Davis chemical ecologist Walter Leal characterizes the work in his lab as "like bolas spiders." What are bolas spiders? Well, they're also known as angling or fishing spiders. That's because they don't spin a web, they hunt with a sticky glob of silk...

Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, studies the molecular basis of insect olfaction, unraveling how insects detect chemicals and using that knowledge to inform pest management techniques. (Photo by David Slipher, College of Biological Sciences)
Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, studies the molecular basis of insect olfaction, unraveling how insects detect chemicals and using that knowledge to inform pest management techniques. (Photo by David Slipher, College of Biological Sciences)

Walter Leal, distinguished professor in the UC Davis Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, studies the molecular basis of insect olfaction, unraveling how insects detect chemicals and using that knowledge to inform pest management techniques. (Photo by David Slipher, College of Biological Sciences)

 
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