Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Using parasites to infer social networks of Microcebus

A fresh article on the use of parasites in studying social structure and behavior in a wild population of mouse lemurs! This study tagged parasitic louse on captive lemurs using colored nail varnish and analysed transferance rates as a proxy for frequency of social interactions. Very cool. Here's the ScienceDaily snack-size version:

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