- Maria Anisimova, ETH Zurich
- Michael Brockhurst, University of York
- Hirohisa Kishino, University of Tokyo
- David A Liberles, University of Wyoming
- Susanna C Manrubia, Centro de Astrobiologia, CSIC-INTA
- Sylvie Mazan, CNRS
- Herve Philippe, Université de Montréal
- Tom Pizzari, University of Oxford
- Jim Provan, Queen's University Belfast
- Walter Salzburger, University of Basel
- Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories
- Christopher Foote, BioMed Central
Phylogenetic analysis of freshwater snails inhabiting subtropical Africa reveals a complex geographic pattern shaped by the Congo River system, a pattern rather dramatically contrasting with that of freshwater fish in these regions.
New experimental evidence suggests that great tits actively cover their eggs as a counter-adaptation to ‘information parasitism’ by pied flycatchers, tactics that discourage the flycatchers from nesting near great tits and outcompeting them for resources.
A new phylogeny of green plants, sampling 360 diverse taxa, provides the most comprehensive analysis yet of their evolutionary history, leading to surprising results while highlighting the need for even more taxa to be sampled in future.
Harlequin ladybirds from invasive populations have a greater propensity towards cannibalism than those from native populations; this behavioural change may be a key factor in the spread of this species across Europe and America.
Female mice allowed to choose their mate produce offspring better able to survive infection than offspring of females mating with non-preferred males, suggesting female mate selection enhances offspring disease resistance.
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