Section Editor: Evolutionary developmental biology and morphology
- Sylvie Mazan, CNRS
Section Editor: Experimental evolution
- Michael Brockhurst, University of York
Section Editors: Genome evolution and evolutionary systems biology
- Maria Anisimova, Zurich University of Applied Sciences
- David Liberles, Temple University
- Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories
Section Editors: Phylogenetics and phylogeography
- Herve Philippe, Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling
Section Editor: Speciation and evolutionary genetics
- Hirohisa Kishino, University of Tokyo
Section Editor: Theories and models
- Susanna C. Manrubia, Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA
- Christopher Foote, BioMed Central
Human vertebrae with Schmorl’s nodes, indicative of disc herniation, share more similarities in shape with chimpanzee or orangutan vertebrae than do human vertebrae without Schmorl’s nodes, suggesting sufferers vertebrae are less well adapted to bipedalism.
The choice of branching process prior in Bayesian molecular dating can have a drastic influence on age estimates, as demonstrated by new work on the iconic cycads, advocating for a model selection process in all future work.
Gibbons are well known for their loud and conspicuous songs, but their much quieter, close range “hoo” calls have now been shown to vary depending on the activity being engaged in, suggesting they are used for inter-individual communication.
The cheek glands of male red-spotted newts produce a high diversity of pheromones, suggesting that attracting females through cheek rubbing might be a more widespread behaviour in salamanders than is currently appreciated.
Extraordinarily preserved fossils provide the first evidence of chaetae (or bristles) in molluscs over 500 million years old, but beg the question of why they evolved: increased competition, sensory purposes, or even to mimic sponges?
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2015, 15:68
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