What is wrong with this picture?
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BMC Biology 2012, 10:76 doi:10.1186/1741-7007-10-76Published: 3 September 2012
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When we first published our iconic image (Figure 1), devised on the fusion of BMC Biology with Journal of Biology in 2010 , we anticipated outraged objections from the microbial research community (among others) with a disclaimer acknowledging an element of artistic licence in the allocation of space per phylum (see legend to Figure 1, reproduced from ), successfully disarming Jonathan Eisen (http://phylogenomics.blogspot.co.uk/2011/09/no-award-to-give-out-but-here-are-some.html webcite) when he justly rose to the attack last year, and so far avoiding aggrieved comment on the underrepresentation of beetles.