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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Protein sequences bound to mineral surfaces persist into deep time

    Beatrice Demarchi et al.
    A chemically unstable ostrich eggshell peptide survives for at least 3.8 million years at the equator, stabilized by strong mineral interactions.
    1. Evolutionary Biology

    A Mesozoic clown beetle myrmecophile (Coleoptera: Histeridae)

    Yu-Lingzi Zhou et al.
    A 99-million year old beetle in amber was a myrmecophile—a social impostor of the earliest-known ant colonies—revealing the most ancient behavioral symbiosis yet discovered in the Metazoa.
    1. Evolutionary Biology
    Paleontology

    Paleontology: A Collection of Articles

    Curated by Ian Baldwin et al.
    eLife has published papers on topics as diverse as paleoproteomics, ancient insects and the discovery of a new hominin species.
    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Paleoproteomics: Proteins from the past

    Adam F Wallace, James D Schiffbauer
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    1. Evolutionary Biology
    2. Plant Biology

    Paleobotany: Did flowering plants exist in the Jurassic period?

    David Winship Taylor, Hongqi Li
    The discovery of a fossil that might be the oldest flowering plant will continue the debate on the origin and structure of ancestral flowering plants.
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    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Palaeobiology: Unearthing the secrets of ancient immature insects

    Enrique Peñalver, Ricardo Pérez-de la Fuente
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    1. Genetics and Genomics

    Genomic regions controlling shape variation in the first upper molar of the house mouse

    Luisa F Pallares et al.
    An association mapping in wild mice revealed the first candidate loci for within-population molar shape variation and the phenotypic impact of such candidate loci was quantified and validated.
    1. Ecology
    2. Evolutionary Biology

    Extreme adaptations for aquatic ectoparasitism in a Jurassic fly larva

    Jun Chen et al.
    Well-preserved fossils reveal an extreme morphological specialization of fly larvae, and broaden our understanding of the diversity of ectoparasitism in Mesozoic insects.
    1. Ecology

    First bone-cracking dog coprolites provide new insight into bone consumption in Borophagus and their unique ecological niche

    Xiaoming Wang et al.
    Fossilized feces (coprolites) of extinct bone-crushing dogs, Borophagus parvus, from late Miocene (6 million years ago) of California demonstrates consumption and preservation of bones in digestive tracts and potential social hunting behavior by these predators.

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