[Tweeters] Telomere length: a potential new measure of chronic stress in wildlife?

Devorah the Ornithologist birdologist at gmail.com
Wed Apr 9 09:37:33 PDT 2014


hello everyone,

you might be interested to read this piece about telomere length and
chronic stress -- social isolation -- in pet grey parrots. it points to a
potential new way to measure chronic stress in individual animals, and
potentially in wildlife:

http://www.theguardian.com/science/grrlscientist/2014/apr/09/telomere-stress-parrot-wildlife

cheers,

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