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Cover: Thief ants on a wax apple leaf. Photograph by John Ishide Bulanadi, shortlisted in this year’s RSB photography competition

VOLUME 68 NO 4 Winter 2021

ON THE COVER 12 Caught on camera The RSB’s photography competition yields some jaw-dropping results


16 A weapon in the war on antimicrobial resistance Bacteria-killing viruses are all around us – and scientists need your help finding them

48 Amazing Amazônia Our 50th ‘Museum Piece’ visits an incredible exhibit on rainforest life

22 Intraguild predation How the presence of ‘superpredators’ helps boost biodiversity

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UP FRONT 04 Society News Biology week success, RSB award winners and the launch of a new curriculum framework

08 Policy news GMO review brings welcome news, but is UK R&D spending on track?

10 Policy analysis The importance of biology curricula fit for the future

11 Opinion Time to stop using Krebs, Calvin, and other eponymous names?

FEATURES 12 Nature in all its glory The winners of our photo and specimen drawing competitions

16 Finding phages The search for viruses that can kill drug-resistant bacteria

22 From predator to prey Inside the dog eat dog world of intraguild predation

26 All together now Did oxylipins give rise to multicellular organisms?

30 Winter is coming The effects of COVID-19 measures on other viruses

REGULARS 34 Members 38 Book reviews 44 Branches 47 Crossword 48 Museum piece Amazing Amazônia, Science Museum, London

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