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Mum’s microbes are important for dung beetle development

by Katrina J Falkenberg


An animal’s microbes not only help it to digest food, absorb nutrients and fight disease, they are also important during normal development. Researchers at Indiana University have shown that the collection of microbes passed from a beetle mother to her offspring (the maternal microbiome) is critically important for development of beetle larvae and their resistance

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Introducing EES Update

by Kevin N Laland & Tobias Uller


It is a privilege to study evolution in this tremendously exciting era. New ideas and data are flooding in and, to many of us, the findings are both exhilarating and challenging. Evolutionary biology has never been more vibrant.   At the same time, the very nature of the scientific process is changing. Social media is

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