Bird Louse Study Shows How Evolution Sometimes Repeats Itself
Published: August 16, 2012.
Released by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. — Birds of a feather flock together and – according to a new analysis – so do their lice.
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