PhysOrg Posted June 20, 2016 Share Posted June 20, 2016 Birds of the species Parus Major (great tit) living in an urban environment are at greater risk of dying young than great tits living outside cities. Research results from Lund University in Sweden show that urban great tits have shorter telomeres than others of their own species living in rural areas. According to the researchers, the induced stress that the urban great tits are experiencing is what results in shorter telomeres and thereby increases their risk of dying young. Read the full article on PhysOrg Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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