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Bacteria May Allow Animals To Send Quick, Extensive Messages
2013-11-12 10:37:39

Michigan State University researcher shows that the detailed scent posts of hyenas are, in part, products of symbiotic bacteria, microbes that have a mutually beneficial relationship with their hosts.

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2012-08-31 21:08:24

Researchers in Kenya have shown that groups of hyenas possess different odor-producing bacterial communities within their scent glands that they use to communicate everything from age to social status.

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2008-06-24 10:29:19

Duke University researchers, using sophisticated machinery to analyze hundreds of chemical components in a ringtailed lemur's distinctive scent, have found that individual males are not only advertising their fitness for fatherhood, but also a bit about their family tree as well.


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2007-01-10 12:43:39

The northern short-tailed shrew (Blarina brevicauda) is a large shrew found in central and eastern North America. It is found from southern Saskatchewan to Atlantic Canada and south to Nebraska and Georgia. At one time, this species and the southern short-tailed shrew were considered to be a single species. It is slate grey in color with a light belly. Its body is about 3.94 in (10 cm) long including a .79 in (2 cm) long tail. It weighs about .74 oz (21 g), about the same as a house...

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bretelles
  • In dressmaking, straps running from the belt in front over the shoulders to the belt in the back, with more or less elaboration of trimming and outline. They usually broaden at the shoulder and narrow toward the waist.
The word 'bretelles' comes from a French word meaning 'braces'.