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, ETH Zurich
- David Liberles, University of Wyoming
- Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories
Section Editors: Phylogenetics and phylogeography
- Herve Philippe, Université de Montréal
- Jim Provan, Queen's University Belfast
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
While existing sloth species have relatively small body sizes, a phylogenetic analysis that includes fossil species suggests this is unrepresentative of long-term evolutionary trends in this group which were towards larger and larger body sizes.
Reconstructing the evolutionary history of the A. Brunneus complex of diving beetles shows the importance of distinctive morphology, as well as increased cold-tolerance, in the expansion of these beetles from North Africa into Europe.
Parasitic Ophiocordyceps fungi, who turn their ant hosts into ‘zombies’, can infect and kill multiple ant species but only manipulate behaviour in their specific host species; this could be related to the metabolites they secrete.
Discovery of the oldest thylacocephala fossil yet found sheds new light on the predatory nature of these enigmatic arthropods, extinct since the Cretaceous, and on their controversial evolutionary relationship with crustaceans.
Female mocker swallowtail butterflies show a remarkable variety of wing patterns, each mimicking a different poisonous butterfly species; a new study provides insights into the evolution of the supergene locus that makes these polymorphisms possible.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:199
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