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Tracking endangered mammals with the leeches that feed on them

27 / 02 / 2018, Science Daily

A broad survey conducted across southern Asia reinforces the idea that the mammal biodiversity of an area can be determined by looking at the DNA found in leeches' blood meals. The new study also shows for the first time that DNA found in leeches can be used to identify certain ground birds and, possibly, some bats.

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