Biological Journal of the Linnean Society
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Edited By: John A. Allen
Impact Factor: 2.535
ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 27/46 (Evolutionary Biology)
Online ISSN: 1095-8312
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Editor's Choice Articles
From the December issue we choose two papers on the phylogeography of marine organisms, one studied in the horizontal geographic plane and the other in the vertical. Humbug damselfish inhabit branching corals alone and molecular work shows that they divide into two main genetic groups, one in the Indian Ocean, the other in the Pacific (Shang-Yin Vanson Liu et al.) The authors attribute this discontinuity to divergence of the two sets of populations when the two oceans were isolated because of lower sea levels during glacial periods. Read more.
Amanda Glazier and Ron Etter similarly used molecular techniques to explore the population genetic structure of a deep-sea bivalve mollusc, but this time in a vertical plane. They identified a distinct discontinuity among populations above 2800 m and below 3200 m, perhaps indicating the existence of a cryptic species, and they make the point that depth-related environmental gradients could be a crucial factor in the evolution of deep-sea organisms.
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Research published in the Biological Journal of the Linnean Society :
Colour change and camouflage in the horned ghost crab Ocypode ceratophthalmus has been covered by BBC Nature News: Horned ghost crabs change camouflage from day to night.
Body size variation and caste ratios in geographically distinct populations of the invasive big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala (Hymenoptera: Formicidae) has been covered in The Washington Post: These ants grow bigger when they’ve got something to prove.
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