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Bird samples from Mongolia confirmed as H5N1 avian flu
... of today, preliminary tests from one dead whooper swan
collected in Mongolia have shown the presence of the H5N1 strain of Avian Influenza using RT-PCR, while results from 30 live whooper swans living at the same site and also a nearby lake were negative for the virus. Samples collected from other live ...
Pulp mill devastates swans' sanctuary in Chile
... cases, endangered species of birds--the Coscoroba swan
and the white-faced Ibis. It was also the largest ...y responsible for the catastrophic collapse of the swan
population. The scientists concluded then that contaminants from the plant contributed to a massive...
Mute swan population helps explain longstanding evolutionary question
... selection, inheritance, and evolution in the mute swan
population of Abbotsbury, England, yielded data on clutch size consistent with the direction predicted by evolutionary theory. "In this study population, clutch size shows a clear response to selection, providing us with a clear illustration of micr...
Scientists identify prion's infectious secret
... then at some point misfold—rather like an origami swan
that comes out looking and acting instead like a vulture. But prions have another characteristic that enables them to wreak havoc. They recruit other, properly folded proteins into misforming along with them, a process Lindquist calls a "conformat...