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Evolutionary biology

A gut feeling for isolation

The far-reaching effects of the relationship between an animal and its resident gut microorganisms are becoming ever clearer. New findings suggest it can even create barriers that keep species separate.

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Correspondence to Gregory D. D. Hurst or Chris D. Jiggins.

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Hurst, G., Jiggins, C. A gut feeling for isolation. Nature 500, 412–413 (2013).

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