Tag: "fox" at medical news
One-sixth of Europe's Mammals Face Extinction, Warns Conservation Experts
...an estimated 150 are thought to remain. The Arctic fox
and European mink face similar plights. This new assessment proves that many European mammals are declining at an alarming rate. The assessment shows that the situation is even more perilous for Europe's marine mammals, of which 22 percent are...
Research on Fruit Bats
...rods and cones", says Muller. The studied flying fox
species (genus Pteropus) were shown to have two spectral cone types, the so-called blue cones that detect short-wave light, and the so-called green cones that detect middle-to-long-wave light. With these two cone types, flying foxes have the prerequi...
Researchers Identify Gene That Plays Key Role in Size of Dogs -- and Probably in Humans
... from 14 small dog breeds, such as Chihuahuas, toy fox
terriers and Pomeranians, and nine large dog breeds, including Irish wolfhounds, Saint Bernards and Great Danes. Surprisingly, almost all of the dogs from the small breed shared a stretch of DNA that was identical to that found in small Portuguese ...
Tasmanian Ecology Affected By Devil Facial Tumor Disease
...nerable to being killed or replaced by the nascent fox
population. Dr Clare Hawkins who is the lead researcher says that concrete data is available only for one area, the Freycinet Peninsula on Tasmania's east coast. Dr Hawkins also said that with the available data the scientists are devising new ways...