Neuroscience: Soccer Samaritans

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useful for visual signalling, but also protect against microbial damage. Edward Burtt Jr at Ohio Wesleyan University in Delaware and his colleagues exposed parrot feathers of varying colours and species to Bacillus licheniformis, a feather-degrading bacteria, over a five-day period. They found that white feathers degraded the most rapidly. Yellow feathers… (More)
DOI: 10.1038/467754c

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