2019

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Flynn, P. J. & Moreau, C. S. (2019). Assessing the diversity of endogenous viruses throughout ant genomes. Frontiers in Microbiology 10: 1139.
Flynn & Moreau, Frontiers in Microbiology (PDF)

Rubin, B. E. R., Kautz, S., Wray, B. D. & Moreau, C. S. (2019). Dietary specialization in mutualistic acacia-ants affects abundance but not identity of host-associated bacteria. Molecular Ecology 28: 900-916.
Rubin, B. E. R. et al., Molecular Ecology (PDF)
Pringle, E. G., Molecular Ecology (Press)

Rubenstein, D. R., Ågren, J. A., Carbone, L., Hoekstra, H. E., Elde, N. C., Kapheim, K. M., Keller, L., Moreau, C. S., Toth, A. L., Yeaman, S. & Hofmann, H. A. (2019). Coevolution of genome architecture and social behavior. In press at Trends in Ecology and Evolution.

Kelly, M., Price, S. L., Ramalho, M. O. & Moreau, C. S. (2019). Diversity, evolutionary history, and specificity of Wolbachia associated with the giant turtle ant, Cephalotes atratus. In press at Current Microbiology.

Ramalho, M. O., Moreau, C. S. & Bueno, O. C. (2019). The potential role of environment in structuring the microbiota of Camponotus across parts of the body. In press at Advances in Entomology.

2018

Nelsen, M. P., Ree, R. H. & Moreau, C. S. (2018). Ant-plant interactions evolved through increasing interdependence. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA 115(48): 12253-12258.
Nelsen, M. P., Ree, R. H. & Moreau, C. S., PNAS (PDF)
How plants evolved to make ants their servants, Science Daily (Press)
How plants evolved to make ants their servants, Phys.org (Press)

Hu, Y., Łukasik, P., Sanders, J. G., D’Amelio, C. L., Millar, J. S., Vann, D. R., Lan, Y., Newton, J. A., Schotanus, M., Kronauer, D. J. C., Pierce, N. E., Moreau, C. S., Wertz, J. T., Engel, P. & Russell, J. A. (2018). Herbivorous turtle ants obtain essential nutrients from a highly conserved nitrogen-recycling gut microbiome. Nature Communications 9: 964.
Hu, Y. et al., Nature Communications (PDF)

Short, A. E. Z., Dikow, T. & Moreau, C. S. (2018). Entomological collections in the age of big data. Annual Review of Entomology 63: 513-530.
Short, A. E. Z., Dikow, T. & Moreau, C. S., Annual Review of Entomology (PDF)

Loreto, R. G., de Araújo, J. P. M., Kepler, R. M., Fleming, K. R., Moreau, C. S. & Hughes, D. P. (2018). Evidence for convergent evolution of host parasitic manipulation in response to environmental conditions. Evolution 72(10): 2144-2155.
Loreto, R. G. et al., Evolution (PDF)

Dennis, T. P. W., Flynn, P. J., Marciel de Souza, W., Singer, J. B., Moreau, C. S., Wilson, S. J. and Gifford, R. J. (2018). Insights into circovirus host range from the genomic fossil record. Journal of Virology 91(16): e00145-18.
Dennis, T. P. W. et al., Journal of Virology (PDF)

Parfrey, L. W., Moreau, C. S. & Russell, J. A. (2018). Introduction: The host-associated microbiome: Pattern, process, and function. Molecular Ecology 27: 1749-1765.
Parfrey, L. W., Moreau, C. S. & Russell, J. A., Molecular Ecology (PDF)

Ramalho, M. O., Vieira, A. S., Pereira, M. C., Moreau, C. S. & Bueno, O. C. (2018). Transovarian transmission of Blochmannia and Wolbachia endosymbionts in the Neotropical weaver ant Camponotus textor (Hymenoptera, Formicidae). Current Micobiology 75: 866-873.
Ramalho, M. O. et al., Current Microbiology (PDF)

2017

Moreau, C. S. & Rubin, B. E. R. (2017). Diversity and persistence of the gut microbiome of the giant Neotropical bullet ant. Integrative and Comparative Biology 57(4): 682-689.
Moreau, C. S. & Rubin, B. E. R., Integrative and Comparative Biology (PDF)

Drew, J. A., Moreau, C. S. & Stiassny, M. L. J. (2017). Digitization of museum collections improves diversity in biodiversity science and education. Nature Ecology and Evolution 1: 1789-1790.
Drew, J. A., Moreau, C. S. & Stiassny, M. L. J., Nature Ecology and Evolution (PDF)

Ramalho, M. O., Bueno, O. C. & Moreau, C. S. (2017). Species-specific signatures of the microbiome from Camponotus and Colobopsis ants across developmental stages. PLOS ONE 12(11): e0187461.
Ramalho, M. O., Bueno, O. C. & Moreau, C. S., PLOS ONE (PDF)

Moreau, C. S. & Wray, B. D. (2017). An empirical test of reduced-representation genomics to infer species-level phylogenies for two ant groups. In an invited issue of Insect Systematics and Diversity 1(2): 1-8.
Moreau, C. S. & Wray, B. D., Insect Systematics and Diversity (PDF)

Kamhi, J. F., Arganda, S., Moreau, C. S. & Traniello, J. F. A. (2017). Origins of aminergic regulation of behavior in complex insect social systems. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience 11:74.
Kamhi, J. F., Arganda, S., Moreau, C. S. & Traniello, J. F. A., Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience (PDF)

Yao, L., Li, H., Martin, R. D., Moreau, C. S. & Malhi, R. S. (2017). Tracing the phylogeographic history of Southeast Asian long-tailed macaques through mitogenomes of museum specimens. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 116: 227-238.
Yao, L., Li, H., Martin, R. D., Moreau, C. S. & Malhi, R. S., Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (PDF)

Ramalho, M. O., Bueno, O. C. & Moreau, C. S. (2017). Microbial composition of spiny ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Polyrhachis) across their geographic range. BMC Evolutionary Biology 17: 96.
Ramalho, M. O., Bueno, O. C. & Moreau, C. S., BMC Evolutionary Biology (PDF)

Pringle, E. G. & Moreau, C. S. (2017). Community analysis of microbial sharing and specialization in a Costa Rican ant-plant-hemipteran symbiosis. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 284: 20162770.
Pringle, E. G. & Moreau, C. S., Proceedings of the Royal Society B (PDF)

Blanchard, B. D. & Moreau, C. S. (2017). Defensive traits exhibit an evolutionary trade-off and drive diversification in ants. Evolution 71-2: 315-328.
Blanchard, B. D. & Moreau, C. S., Evolution (PDF)
Benjamin Blanchard, UChicago Medicine (Press)
Jeremy Rehm, Evolution (Press)

Winston, M. E., Kronauer, D. & Moreau, C. S. (2017). Early and dynamic colonization of Central America drives speciation in Neotropical army ants. Molecular Ecology 26: 859-870.
Winston, M. E., Kronauer, D. & Moreau, C. S., Molecular Ecology (PDF)
Carrie Arnold, Nature.com (Press)
Ian Graber-Stiehl, Discover Magazine (Press)
Ant genomics help reshape biological history of the Americas, Science Daily (Press)
Ant genomics help reshape biological history of the Americas, Phys.org (Press)
Seán G. Brady, Wiley Online Library (Press)

Russell, J. A, Sanders, J. G. & Moreau, C. S. (2017). Hotspots for symbiosis: Function, evolution, and specificity of ant-microbe associations from trunk to tips of the ant phylogeny (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 24: 43-69.
Russell, J. A, Sanders, J. G. & Moreau, C. S., Myrmecological News (PDF)

Winston, M. E., Thompson, A., Trujillo, G., Burchill, A. & Moreau, C. S. (2017). Novel approach to heritability detection suggests robustness to paternal genotype in a complex morphological trait. Ecology and Evolution 7(12): 4179-4191.
Winston, M. E. et al., Ecology and Evolution (PDF)

Łukasik, P., Newton, J. A., Sanders, J. G., Hu, Y., Moreau, C. S., Kronauer, D. J. C., O’Donnell, S., Koga, R., & Russell, J. A. (2017). The structured diversity of specialized gut symbionts of the New World army ants. Molecular Ecology 26(14): 3808-3825.
Łukasik, P. et al., Molecular Ecology (PDF)

2016

Rubin, B. E. R. & Moreau, C. S. (2016). Comparative genomics reveals convergent rates of evolution in ant-plant mutualisms. Nature Communications 7: 12679.
Rubin, B. E. R. & Moreau, C. S., Nature Communications (PDF)
Elizabeth Pennisi, ScienceMag.org (Press)
Ian Johnston, Independent (Press)
Ant genomics declare ‘checkmate’ to red king theory: Long-standing scientific theory challenged, Science Daily (Press)
Staff reporter, GenomeWeb (Press)
Kate Horowitz, Mental Floss (Press)

Burchill, A. T. & Moreau, C. S. (2016). Colony size evolution in ants: Macroevolutionary trends. Insectes Sociaux 63(2): 291-298.
Burchill, A. T. & Moreau, C. S., Insectes Sociaux (PDF)
Marianne Peso, Colony size evolution in ants, Insectes Sociaux (Press)
Marianne Peso, Ant colonies, group size, and rock ‘n’ roll, Insectes Sociaux (Press)
International Union for the Study of Social Insects, Insectes Sociaux (Press)

Mezger, D. & Moreau, C. S. (2016). Out of South-East Asia: Phylogeny and biogeography of the spiny ant genus Polyrhachis (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Systematic Entomology 41: 369-378.
Mezger, D. & Moreau, C. S., Systematic Entomology (PDF)

Holley, J. C., Moreau, C. S., Laird, J. G. & Suarez, A. V. (2016). Subcaste-specific evolution of head size in the ant genus Pheidole. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 118(3): 472-485.
Holley, J. C. et al., Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (PDF)

Johnson, R. A. & Moreau, C. S. (2016). A new ant genus from southern Argentina and southern Chile, Patagonomyrmex (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Zootaxa 4139(1): 1-31.
Johnson, R. A. & Moreau, C. S., Zootaxa (PDF)

2015

Moreau, C. S., Hugall, A. F., McDonald, K. R., Jamieson, B. G. M., & Moritz, C. (2015). An ancient divide in a contiguous rainforest: Endemic earthworms in the Australian wet tropics. PLOS ONE 10(9): e0136943.
Moreau, C. S. et al., PLOS ONE (PDF)

NESCent Working Group on the Evolutionary Biology of the Built Environment, Martin, L. J., Adams, R. I., Bateman, A., Bik, H. M., Hawks, J., Hird, S. M., Hughes, D., Kembel, S. W., Kinney, K., Kolokotronis, S.-O., Levy, G., McClain, C., Meadow, J. F., Medina, R. F., Mhuireach, G., Moreau, C. S., Munshi-South, J., Nichols, L. M., Palmer, C., Popova, L., Schal, C., Täubel, M., Trautwein, M., Ugalde, J. & Dunn, R. R. (2015). Evolution of the indoor biome. Trends in Ecology and Evolution 30 (4): 223-232.
Martin, L. J. et al., Trends in Ecology and Evolution (PDF)
Carl Zimmer, The New York Times (Press)

Robson, S. K. A., Kohout, R. J., Beckenbach, A. T. & Moreau, C. S. (2015). Evolutionary transitions of complex labile traits: Silk weaving and arboreal nesting in Polyrhachis ants. Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology 69: 449-458.
Robson, S. K. A. et al., Behavioral Ecology and Sociobiology (PDF)
James Cook University, Science Daily (Press)

Leavitt, S. D., Moreau, C. S. & Lumbsch, H. T. (2015). “The dynamic discipline of species delimitation: Progress towards effectively recognizing species boundaries in natural populations” in Upreti, D. K., Divakar, P. K., Shukla, V., & Bajpai, R. (Eds.) Recent Advances in Lichenology Volume 2. Springer Press, Berlin, Germany, pp. 11-44.
Leavitt, S. D., Moreau, C. S. & Lumbsch, H. T., Recent Advances in Lichenology (PDF)

2014

Moreau, C. S., Deyrup, M. A. & Davis, L. R. (2014). Ants of the Florida Keys: Species accounts, biogeography, and conservation (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Journal of Insect Science 14: e295.
Moreau, C. S., Deyrup, M. A. & Davis, L. R., Journal of Insect Science (PDF)

Moreau, C. S. (2014). A practical guide to DNA extraction, PCR, and gene-based DNA sequencing in insects. Halteres 5: 32-42.
Moreau, C. S., Halteres (PDF)

Rubin, B. E. R., Sanders, J. G., Hampton-Marcell, J., Owens, S., Gilbert, J. A. & Moreau, C. S. (2014). DNA extraction protocols cause differences in 16S rRNA amplicon sequencing efficiency but not in community profile composition or structure. MicrobiologyOpen 3(6): 910-921.
Rubin, B. E. R. et al., MicrobiologyOpen (PDF)

Wills, B. D., Moreau, C. S., Wray, B. D., Hoffmann, B. D. & Suarez, A. V. (2014). Body size variation and caste ratios in geographically distinct populations of the invasive big-headed ant, Pheidole megacephala. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 113: 423-438.
Wills, B. D. et al., Biological Journal of the Linnean Society (PDF)

Muscedere, M. L., Gronenberg, W., Moreau, C. S. & Traniello, J. F. A. (2014) Investment in higher order central processing regions is not constrained by brain size in social insects. Proceedings of the Royal Society B 281: 20140217.
Muscedere, M. L. et al., Proceedings of the Royal Society B (PDF)

Winston, M. E., Hampton Marcel, J., Zarraonaindia,, I., Owens, S. M., Moreau, C. S., Gilbert, J. A., Hartsel, J., Kennedy, S. J., & Gibbons, S. M. (2014) Understanding cultivar-specificity and soil determinants of the Cannabis microbiome. PLOS ONE 9(6): e99641.
Winston, M. E. et al., PLOS ONE (PDF)

Hu, Y., Łukasik, P., Moreau, C. S. & Russell, J. A. (2014) Correlates of gut community composition across an ant species (Cephalotes varians) elucidate causes and consequences of symbiotic variability. Molecular Ecology 23: 1284-1300.
Hu, Y., Łukasik, P., Moreau, C. S. & Russell, J. A., Molecular Ecology (PDF)

2013

Moreau, C. S. & Bell, C. D. (2013). Testing the museum versus cradle biological diversity hypothesis: Phylogeny, diversification, and ancestral biogeographic range evolution of the ants. Evolution 67(8): 2240-2257.
Moreau, C. S. & Bell, C. D., Evolution (PDF)
Microbial Datasets (Data file & trees)
Lucas Laursen, Nature.com (Press)
Ant family tree constructed: Confirms date of evolutionary origin, underscores importance of Neotropics, Science Daily (Press)

Kautz S., Rubin B. E. R. & Moreau C. S. (2013). Bacterial infections across the ants: Frequency and prevalence of Wolbachia, Spiroplasma, and Asaia. Invited paper for a special issue of “Ants and their Parasites” in Psyche 2013: e936341.
Kautz S., Rubin B. E. R. & Moreau C. S., Psyche (Press)

Johnson, R. A., Overson, R. P. & Moreau, C. S. (2013). A new species of seed-harvester ant, Pogonomyrmex hoelldobleri (Hymenoptera: Formicidae), from the Mohave and Sonoran deserts of North America. Zootaxa 3646(3): 201-227.
Johnson, R. A., Overson, R. P. & Moreau, C. S., Zootaxa (PDF)

Moreau, C. S., Wray, B. D., Czekanski-Moir, J. E., & Rubin, B. E. R. (2013). DNA preservation: A test of commonly used preservatives for insects. Invertebrate Systematics 27: 81-86.
Moreau, C. S. et al., Invertebrate Systematics (PDF)

Kautz S., Rubin B. E. R., Russell, J. A. & Moreau C. S. (2013). Surveying the microbiome of ants: Comparing 454 pyrosequencing with traditional methods to uncover bacterial diversity. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 79(2): 525-534.
Kautz S. et al., Applied and Environmental Microbiology (PDF)

2012

Russell, J. A., Funaro, C. F., Giraldo, Y. M., Goldman-Huertas, B., Suh, D., Kronauer, D. J. C., Moreau, C. S., & Pierce, N. E. (2012). A veritable menagerie of heritable bacteria from ants, butterflies, and beyond: Broad molecular surveys and a systematic review. PLOS ONE: 7(12): e51027.
Russell, J. A. et al., PLOS ONE (PDF)

Kautz, S., Ballhorn, D. J., Kroiß, J., Pauls, S. U., Moreau, C. S., Eilmus, S., Strohm, E. & Heil, M. (2012). Host plant use by competing acacia-ants: Mutualists monopolize while parasites share hosts. PLOS ONE 7(5): e37691.
Kautz, S. et al., PLOS ONE (PDF)

Rubin, B. E. R., Ree, R. H. & Moreau, C. S. (2012). Inferring phylogenies from RAD sequence data. PLOS ONE 7(4) e33394.
Rubin, B. E. R., Ree, R. H. & Moreau, C. S., PLOS ONE (PDF)

Anderson, K. E., Russell, J. A., Moreau, C. S., Kautz, S., Sullam, K., Hu, Y., Basinger, U., Mott, B. M., Buck, N. & Wheeler, D. E. (2012). Highly similar microbial communities are shared among related and trophically similar ant species. Molecular Ecology 21: 2282-2296. [Cover image]
Anderson, K. E. et al., Molecular Ecology (PDF)
Michael, P. & Panagiotis, S., Molecular Ecology (Press)

2011

Sarnat, E. M. & Moreau, C. S. (2011). Biogeography and morphological evolution in a Pacific island ant radiation. Molecular Ecology 20: 114-130.
Sarnat, E. M. & Moreau, C. S., Molecular Ecology (PDF)

Moreau, C. S. & Bell, C. D. (2011). Fossil cross-validation of the dated ant phylogeny (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Entomologica Americana 117(3): 127-133.
Moreau, C. S. & Bell, C. D., Entomologica Americana (PDF)

Moreau, C. S. (2011). What do molecular clocks tell us about the evolution of ants? (Invited Instant Symposium review) American Entomologist 57(1): 52-53.
Moreau, C. S., Symposium Review, American Entomologist (PDF)

Funaro, C. F., Kronauer, D. J. C., Moreau, C. S., Goldman-Huertas, B., Pierce, N. E. & Russell, J. A. (2011). Army ants harbor host-specific clades of Entomoplasmatales bacteria. Applied and Environmental Microbiology 77(1): 346-350. [Cover image]
Funaro, C. F. et al., Applied and Environmental Microbiology (PDF)

Kautz, S. & Moreau, C. S. (2011). Creating Encyclopedia of Life’s species pages for ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae): What we have done and what remains to be done. Myrmecological News 14: 69-72.
Kautz, S. & Moreau, C. S., Myrmecological News (PDF)

2010

Moreau, C. S. (2010). Book review of “Anthill” by E.O. Wilson. American Entomologist 56(4): 252.
Moreau, C. S., Book Review, American Entomologist (PDF)

2009

Russell, J. A.,+, Moreau, C. S.+, Goldman-Huertas, B., Fujiwara, M., Lohman, D. J. & Pierce, N. E. (2009). Bacterial gut symbionts are tightly linked with the evolution of herbivory in ants. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA. 106(50): 21236-21241. [+ co-first authors]
Russell, J. A. et al., Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA (PDF)
This Week in PNAS, GenomeWeb (PRESS)

Moreau, C. S. (2009). Inferring ant evolution in the age of molecular data (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Myrmecological News 12: 201-210.
Moreau, C. S., Myrmecological News (PDF)

Russell, J. A., Goldman-Huertas, B., Moreau, C. S., Baldo, L., Stahlhut, J. K., Werren, J. H. & Pierce, N. E. (2009). Specialization and geographic isolation among Wolbachia from ants and Lycaenid butterflies. Evolution 63(3): 624-640.
Russell, J. A. et al., Evolution (PDF)

2008

Moreau, C. S. (2008). Unraveling the evolutionary history of the “hyperdiverse” ant genus Pheidole (Hymenoptera: Formicidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 48(1): 224-239.
Moreau, C. S., Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (PDF)
Molecular & Microbial Datasets (Data file & trees)

Canfield, M. R., Greene, E., Moreau, C. S. & Pierce, N. E. (2008). Exploring phenotypic plasticity in emerald moths: A phylogeny of the genus Nemoria (Lepidoptera: Geometridae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 49(2): 477-487.
Canfield, M. R. et al., Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (PDF)

Moreau, C. S. (2008). Book review of B. L. Fisher and S. P. Cover “Ants of North America: A guide to the genera”. Quarterly Review of Biology 83(2): 223.
Moreau, C. S., Quarterly Review of Biology (Press)

Dejean, A., Moreau, C. S., Kenne, M. & Leponce, M. (2008). The raiding success of Pheidole megacephala on other ants in both its native and introduced ranges. Comptes Rendus Biologies 331: 631-635.
Dejean, A., Moreau, C. S., Kenne, M. & Leponce, M., Comptes Rendus Biologies (PDF)

2007

Dejean, A., Kenne, M. & Moreau, C. S. (2007). Predatory abilities favour the success of the ant Pheidole megacephala in an introduced area. Journal of Applied Entomology 131(9-10): 625-629.
Dejean, A., Kenne, M. & Moreau, C. S., Journal of Applied Entomology (PDF)

Dejean, A., Moreau, C. S., Uzac, P., Le Breton, J. & Kenne, M. (2007). The predatory behavior of Pheidole megacephala. Comptes Rendus Biologies 330: 701-709.
Dejean, A. et al., Comptes Rendus Biologies (PDF)

2006

Moreau, C. S., Bell, C. D., Vila, R., Archibald, S. B. & Pierce, N. P. (2006). Phylogeny of the ants: Diversification in the age of angiosperms. Science 312(5770): 101–104. [Cover image]
Moreau, C. S. et al., Science (PDF)
Molecular Datasets (Data file & trees)
Science Watch (Press)
National Science Foundation, Science Daily (Press)
Henry Fountain, The New York Times (Press)
Science Cover (Press)

Archibald, S. B., Cover, S. P. & Moreau, C. S. (2006). Bulldog ants of the Eocene Okanagan Highlands and history of the subfamily (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Myrmeciinae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 99(3): 487–523.
Archibald, S. B., Cover, S. P. & Moreau, C. S., Annals of the Entomological Society of America (PDF)

Blackburn, D. C. & Moreau, C. S. (2006). Ontogenetic diet change in the arthroleptid frog Schoutedenella xenodactyloides. Journal of Herpetology 40(3): 388-394.
Blackburn, D. C. & Moreau, C. S., Journal of Herpetology (PDF)

2005

Dejean, A., Le Breton, J., Suzzoni, J. P., Orivell, J. & Saux-Moreau, C. (2005). Influence of interspecific competition on the recruitment behavior and liquid food transport in the tramp species Pheidole megacephala. Naturwissenschaften 92(7): 324–327.
Dejean, A. et al., Naturwissenschaften (PDF)

2004

Saux, C., Fisher, B. L. & Spicer, G. S. (2004). Dracula ant phylogeny as inferred by nuclear 28S rDNA sequences and implications for ant systematics (Hymenoptera: Formicidae: Amblyoponinae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 33(2): 457–468.
Saux, C., Fisher, B. L. & Spicer, G. S., Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution (PDF)

2003

Saux, C., Simon, C. M. & Spicer, G. S. (2003). Phylogeny of the dragonfly and damselfly order Odonata as inferred by mitochondrial 12S rRNA sequences. Annals of the Entomological Society of America 96(6): 693–699.
Saux, C., Simon, C. M. & Spicer, G. S., Annals of the Entomological Society of America (PDF)

* I was married in September 2004 and changed my name to Corrie Saux Moreau (previously Corrie Saux). I published a paper in 2005 under a hyphenated name for continuity. All future publications will be under the name Moreau.

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