Jump to content
Ornithology Exchange

The vulture's scavenging secrets—an ironclad stomach and a strong immune system


PhysOrg

Recommended Posts

Vultures have a unique genetic make-up allowing them to digest carcasses and guard themselves against constant exposure to pathogens in their diet, according to the first Eurasian vulture genome published in the open access journal Genome Biology. The study also finds that this species of Asian vulture is more closely related to the North American bald eagle than previously thought.

 

Read the full article on PhysOrg

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

×
×
  • Create New...