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
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.
The origins of the extinct Spotted Green Pigeon, known only from a single museum specimen, are shrouded in mystery; DNA analysis tells us more about its likely relatives and, possibly, about the origins of the Dodo as well.
Experimental validation confirms that a transgenic line of free-living flatworms expressing GFP in their sperm cells present a unique opportunity to follow sperm and sperm competitive dynamics in a single individual over time.
BMC Evolutionary Biology 2014, 14:175
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