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Research Article

The Evolutionary Ecology of Biotic Association in a Megadiverse Bivalve Superfamily: Sponsorship Required for Permanent Residency in Sediment

  • Jingchun Li mail,

    jingchun@umich.edu

    Affiliation: Museum of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Diarmaid Ó Foighil,

    Affiliation: Museum of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America

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  • Peter Middelfart

    Affiliation: Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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  • Published: August 08, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0042121

About the Authors

Jingchun Li, Diarmaid Ó Foighil
Museum of Zoology, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
Peter Middelfart
Australian Museum, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Corresponding Author

Email: jingchun@umich.edu

Competing Interests

One of the authors, PM, is employed as a research scientist by the Australian Museum. This does not alter the authors' adherence to all the PLoS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. The other two authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: JL DÓF. Performed the experiments: JL PM. Analyzed the data: JL DÓF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: PM. Wrote the paper: JL DÓF.