Ancient bats got in a flap over food

@article{Kaplan2011AncientBG,
  title={Ancient bats got in a flap over food},
  author={Matt Kaplan},
  journal={Nature},
  year={2011}
}
  • M. Kaplan
  • Published 8 November 2011
  • Psychology
  • Nature
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Similarities in biological processes can be used to bridge ecology and molecular biology
TLDR
There are key properties of each scale that emerge from the interactions of simpler components and that these properties are often shared across different levels of organization, which means that ideas from one level of organization can be an inspiration for novel hypotheses to study phenomena at another level.