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Guest edited by Ashish Kumar Arya, Archana Bachheti, Lauren Common, Kamal Kant Joshi, Andrew Katsis, Sonia Kleindorfer and Vinaya Kumar Sethi           

New Content ItemNEW: Novel insights into animal phylogeny and systematics: redraing the tree of life

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New Content ItemNew insights into phylogenetic relationships of Rhabdocoela (Platyhel-minthes) including members of Mariplanellida                                          Image credit: Vicente-Hernández et al. (2023)                                                  
New Content ItemThe effects of endogenous FSH and its receptor on oogenesis and folliculogenesis in female Alligator sinensis                                              Image credit: Nie et al. (2023)

New Content ItemThe effect of the egg-predator Carcinonemertes conano-brieni on the reproductive performance of the Caribbean spiny lobster               Image credit: Berben et al. (2023)            

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BMC Zoology is an open access, peer-reviewed journal that considers articles on all aspects of zoology, including comparative physiology, mechanistic and functional studies, morphology, life history, animal behavior, signaling and communication, cognition, parasitism, systematics, biogeography and conservation.

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