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Christopher D. Pull discusses research undertaken by himself and Sylvia Cremer into how co-founding ant queens avoid the spread of disease by burying other queens that are infected.



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Featured article: Insertions and deletions, from Neanderthals to humans

Chintalapati et al.

Comparisons to the newly available Neanderthal genome provide further evidence that deletions evolve under more constraint than insertions in the modern human genome, as well as potential examples of former Neanderthal-specific traits contributing to modern human phenotypic diversity.

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BMC Evolutionary Biology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of molecular and non-molecular evolution of all organisms, as well as phylogenetics and palaeontology.

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Alison Cuff, BioMed Central

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Maria Anisimova, Zurich University of Applied Sciences

Michael Brockhurst, University of Sheffield

David Ferrier, University of St Andrews

Laura Kubatko, Ohio State University

David Liberles, Temple University

Craig Moritz, Australian National University

Herve Philippe, Centre for Biodiversity Theory and Modelling

Arne Traulsen, Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology

Arndt von Haeseler, Max F Perutz Laboratories

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