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  • Study explores coevolution of mammals and their lice

    Photo of elephant shrew

    According to a new study, the elephant shrew louse was among the earliest diverging lineages of mammalian lice. (Link to photo license)

    Photo by Joey Makalintal, CC BY 2.0


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    Editor’s notes

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    The paper “Phylogenomics reveal the origin of mammal lice out of Afrotheria” is available online and from the U. of I. News Bureau.

    DOI: 10.1038/s41559-022-01803-1.